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Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies

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With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.
Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or se
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 15th 1989 by Touchstone (first published 1989)
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Murilo Andrade
Sep 01, 2014 Murilo Andrade rated it really liked it
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Very nice reading for anyone intending to dig the chess world. It describes the most common patterns and concepts used in chess with several examples.
Bad Bishop/ Good Bishop, doubled pawns, good knight, passed pawn, and many other concepts are explained in a way very well presented for an amateur.

Concepts are introduced in a alphabetical order, rather than in a hierarchical fashion. However this doesn't make this book less pleasant to read.
Feb 23, 2008 Emilio rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: chess enthusiasts
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A good read by Bruce Pandolfini, with plenty of succint chapter summaries which, on their own, are enough to teach invaluable chess lessons. I'm gonna whup dad over the board thanks to this one!
Apr 22, 2016 Dominick rated it really liked it
I think it's a pretty good reference for an average chess player to have. It helps clearly explain fundamentals of chess that I found really useful and it's cheap to get on Amazon.
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A decent book for tactical review, but not much on strategy or openings.
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Bruce Pandolfini (born September 17, 1947) is an American chess author, teacher, and coach. A USCF national master, he is generally considered to be America’s most experienced chess teacher. As a coach and trainer, Pandolfini has possibly conducted more chess sessions than anyone in the world. By the summer of 2015 he had given an estimated 25,000 private and group lessons.

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