How to Play Chess
Lessons From An International Master
Chess is a sport, a science, and an art. The fun of the game is that anyone can play, and there is always something more to learn - especially with the right guide. From the basics of the game to advanced strategy and tactics, and everything in between, these 24 lectures are any chess enthusiast's opportunity to enhance your understanding of the game. After grounding you in the rules of chess, International Chess Master Jeremy Silman offers strategic insight into openings and endgames, shows you typical pitfalls to avoid, and examines an array of famous gambits, positions, defenses, mates, and more. Amateurs and professionals alike can unlock new secrets, discover fresh patterns, and sharpen their skills. Amateurs will learn where to begin, how all the pieces move, which pieces are more valuable than others, and the key "rookie mistakes" to avoid. Seasoned players will learn when the en passant rule applies, how to make more effective combinations, how pawn structure points...