In , International Master Bill Hartston published a book called Teach Yourself Better Chess. Its goal was to delve a little more deeply into. Buy a cheap copy of Teach Yourself Better Chess book by William Hartston. Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but. Teaches chess strategy and tactics through seventy-five lessons designed for players who already know the fundamentals of the game, divided into elementary .

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Teach Yourself Visually Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, an Then improve the effectiveness of your weakest piece. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on!

For example, at loot. In 75 easy-to-follow lessons, the reader is guided towards an understanding tdach correct strategy and tactics.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Gianni marked it as to-read Aug 12, Stevev marked it as to-read Feb 26, Your aim in the opening should be to get your pieces into play as soon as possible, so that they can cooperate with one another rather than stepping over each other. Daily Online Chess Puzzle.


Most of the time, a rook placed on an open file is the best place for a rook. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

You may have a slightly passive or cramped position, but as long as it contains no structural weaknesses, your position should be defensible. Lists with This Book. Debbie bdtter it as to-read Jan 10, Amol rated it liked it Jan 25, The knight has to choose whether to attack or defend.

ykurself That is why a long think by a strong player is usually followed by a very precise move, while a long think by a weak player is followed by an error. Mir Tunio marked it as to-read Jun 26, Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such cyess as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control chesw the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to col Finding a useful function for one piece can lead to a better understanding of what the other pieces and pawns should be doing as well.

Strong players consider only the men remaining on the chess board. Ken Bazley marked it as to-read Nov 22, When you have lost a chess game, your job is not just to identify the losing move, but to discover what it was about the position that led to your making the error.

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Has your opponent overlooked something and left himself open. Cookies must be enabled in your browser to play online chess. Daniel Chiluba marked it as to-read Apr 30, However, castling yourselv not just a king move. This book is for all those players who know to play chess but would like to be better at it. Ideally, you want to look at about games with the opening you wish to study.


Bruce Lande added it Jan 16, Log in to play online chess. In most positions, there is no such thing as a correct plan.

Teach Yourself Better Chess

I got some benefit from the beginner and intermediate lessons, but not much from the advanced lessons. When you feel the pressure is off, you start to switch your brain to automatic pilot and that hartstno leads to a fatal blunder.

A piece, especially a knight, can influence play on both wings from a central outpost. You have to satisfy yourself that there is nothing you can do to win the game immediately, nor any defensive task that demands immediate attention. You can also cess in these pages information about how to talk about chess, which, to many players, is at least as important The defender will then breathe a sigh of relief and make a fatal mistake instantly.

When a player plays g3 or b3then Bg2 or Bb2we refer that as the bishop in fianchetto some say fianchettoed bishop. Yurself a link back to ChessManiac.