The Game of Chess (Dover Chess)

By Siegbert Tarrasch

"I have regularly a mild feeling of pity for the guy who has no wisdom of chess, simply as i'd pity the fellow who has remained blind to love. Chess, like love, like song, has the facility to make males chuffed. easy methods to this happiness i've got attempted to teach during this book." — Author's Preface
While there are lots of chess guideline books on hand, few have completed the lofty stature of the current quantity. Fewer nonetheless were written via a mythical overseas Grandmaster whose pedagogical abilities rivaled the chess prowess that enabled him to demolish competitors on the board. a right away good fortune upon its first ebook, The online game of Chess has turn into one of many game's enduring classics, thought of by means of a few critics the best booklet ever written at the game.
Part of its good fortune stems from Dr. Tarrasch's unorthodox method of instructing chess: "I hire really one other process and one analogous to mom makes use of to educate her baby to speak. I play with the newbie from the very begin in that I placed sooner than him basic positions and from them clarify the basics of chess. it's the intuitive approach to guideline. during this manner the scholar learns chess fairly simply, of that i'm convinced."
To make it more uncomplicated for the start pupil, Dr. Tarrasch additionally reverses the order during which the sport is generally taught. as an alternative, he starts with the End-Game, due to the fact that "obviously it really is more straightforward for the newbie to house a couple of males than the complete thirty-two." Then follows the center of the publication, an enormous and huge dialogue of the center video game. examining crucial elements of 1000s of video games, Tarrasch offers a finished remedy of blend play, a facet of chess for which he used to be specifically popular. ultimately, he offers with the main complicated a part of the sport — the outlet — and gives enlightening reviews on many traditionally vital variations.
Illustrated with over 340 diagrams and together with 12 entire video games, The online game of Chess is still one of many usual texts, a cautious examining of as a way to enhance the sport of any participant.

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