Playing Winning Chess

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Microsoft Pr

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Play Winning Chess is an enthusiastic introduction to chess that will transform you into a veritable gladiator of the chessboard. Seirawan begins by explaining piece movement, chess notation, the rules of play, and basic tactics. His examples, question-and-answer sections, psychological hints, and lively sample games help you learn to strategize and play aggressively while having fun. Discovering how to engage in clever attacks and subtle defenses will take you beyond the thrill of competition into the realm of creative art. Play Winning Chess is exuberant and conversational, enlivened by personal anecdotes and fascinating historical details. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time U.S. Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion, and an eight-time member of the U.S. Chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the world's top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Evolution of Chessp. 1
The First Principle: Forcep. 39
The Second Principle: Timep. 71
The Third Principle: Spacep. 87
The Fourth Principle: Pawn Structurep. 115
Annotated Gamesp. 149
The Four Principles and Youp. 169
Photo Albump. 173
Glossaryp. 183
Answers to Quizzes and Testsp. 201
Indexp. 215
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