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Chess For Dummies
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So I started playing against the guys in the street, the guys in the park and the like. I'd pay to play, money back if I won... They totally cleaned my clock every time. I was surrounded by amateurs and thought I was a pro, and the real pros were playing in the park. So I read this book. I credit this book with...more
My USCF rating is 2029, expert/candidate master, and as a young teen, I was one of the top 15 players in the US for my age. Still, I'm not a master, and consider myself too weak to get anything from the chess series written by Dvoretsky and Yusupov, for instance.
"Chess for Dummies" is ostensibly written for beginners, and yet, is one of the very worst introdu...more
While a very well written book (a rarity in chess literature) the information is confusingly presented and not nearly has helpful as "The Idiot's Complete Guide To Chess."
My wife is a complete novice and she began reading this work so we could play chess together. She became s...more
Chess for Dummies starts by assuming you know how to p...more
Thus, if you are a true beginner, I would not recommend this book. It doesn't seem to lay the best fo...more
Eade starts out with the basics, explaining the mechanics of the rules of Chess. But then he goes into quite a bit of depth, covering strategy and tactics, and breaking the game down into its various components and explaining the goals at each step. He covers quite a bit of ground and gives an intermediate...more