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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Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but al Only when you have calculated the calculable and no clearly advantageous continuation emerges, it is time to move into the fuzzy thought of looking for the most promising path through the forest of incalculable possibilities.

Debbie marked it as to-read Jan 10, The first thing to sort out when it is your turn to move is the immediate tactics. Designed to bridge the gap between beginner and master, this book will be enjoyed by anyone who has read “Teach Yourself Chess “and by anyone else who wants to learn to play better chess. John DeCuir added it Mar 31, When you have looked at all the possible tactics, you then look at general strategy.

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Teach Yourself Better Chess

Paperback0 pages. Darren Steele added it Sep 15, If a piece takes more than one move to reach its most effective square, then that is OK. In most positions, there is no such thing as a correct plan. Hcgoldsmith added it Jun 24, 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.


The knight has to choose whether to attack or defend. He points out that there are two types of thinking going on: If not, does it threaten anything that demands immediate action?

This is most common when a player who has had the initiative for some time begins to lose it. A good move may be needed to punish an opponent for a mistake or tempt the opponent to make a mistake. This book is for all those players who know to play chess but would like to be better at it. Florence Etach rated it really liked it Yurself 05, Hundreds of these examples of chess wizardry have never before been available in the west.

Christian Rondeau added it May 12, In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Dave rated it liked it Sep 17, This work is licensed under youreslf Creative Commons License. A bishop may simultaneously influence play on both sides of the board. You can also find in these pages information about how to talk about chess, which, to many players, is at least as important George rated it really liked it Jan 06, He explained bettef ideas behind the elementary rules of chess and introduced the reader to what makes up good judgment and intuition in chess.

Sharpen Your Tactics is a unique training book that will be of Then improve the effectiveness of your weakest piece.

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Open Preview See a Problem? There are more things for them to work out. Sometimes good ideas interfere with better ideas. Perhaps the most consistent of all errors by weaker players is to overestimate the value of the initiative.


If your opponent has no important threats, you may have a spare move that would help your position, which may force a winning position. Laxasaurusrex marked it as to-read Jan 24, To access your account information you need to befter authenticated, which means that you need to betted your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.

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If the central pawns are blocked and look like they will stay xhess way, exchange your bishops for knights. PurplyCookie marked it as to-read Nov 20, First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings. If there is active play happening on both wings and no pawns are blocking the center, then a bishop is stronger than a knight.

Trivia About Teach Yourself Be You need to put your previous thoughts aside and clear a path in your mind to led radically new ideas to come through. Email address subscribed successfully. First, try to calculate the calculable.

Learn from your losses. Most decisions you take in a chess game are not crucial.

More half-points are thrown away by the inability to recognize a technically won endgame than through any other single cause. Always look one move deeper than seems to be necessary. Rejith added it Jan 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.