The Mammoth Book of Chess

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-02-09
  • Publisher: Robinson
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With a foreword by Dr John Nunn, Grandmaster and four times Olypic gold medallist

'The Mammoth Book of Chess is a cracker . . . nobody will fail to find something new here'
British Chess Magazine


Comprehensive, up to date and clear, this latest edition of Graham Burgess's chess classic is an invaluable guide to help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world of chess, through Internet games, to major international tournaments.

Expanded sections on online chess, computers and openings.

A complete guide to all the main opening gambits.

Hundreds of test positions for players of all standards.

Courses in tactics and attacking strategy.

Analysis of some of the greatest games ever played.

Information and advice on club, national, and international tournaments.

Glossary of terminology.

Practical advice and information for further study.

Author Biography

GRAHAM BURGESS has been a World Chess Federation (FIDE) Master since the age of twenty. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1989 with a degree in mathematics. As well as having competed at international level for many years, he has written more than twenty highly acclaimed books, and edited over 250. In 1994 he set a new world record by playing 510 games of blitz chess (five minutes or each player) in three days, winning 431 games and drawing 25. Graham is the editorial director of Gambit Publications.

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