by Warren Wilkinson, Bill Alexander
Publisher: Wikibooks 2008
Number of pages: 84
Chess is an ancient strategy game originated in India. It is played by two individuals on an 8x8 grid. The objective is to maneuver one's pieces so as to trap the opposing king in "checkmate". This book will cover the basic pieces of chess, before going on to some more advanced topics.
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Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. This book assumes that the reader understands the rules of chess. While it is up to the reader whether he should continue, this book lays the foundation for all great chessplayers.
by Edward Lasker - ManyBooks
The author gives complete instructions for the beginner and valuable suggestions for the advanced player. Edward Lasker was a leading German-American chess and Go player. He published several books on American checkers, chess, and Go.
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by Franklin Knowles Young - Little, Brown, and Company
Written in 1898, the stated purpose of this book is to elucidate those processes upon which every ruse, trick, artifice, and strategem known in chessplay, is founded; consequently, this treatise is devoted to teaching the student how to win ...