Publisher: Wikibooks 2010
Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. This book assumes that the reader understands the rules of chess and algebraic notation. While it is up to the reader whether he should continue further from here, this book lays the foundation for all great chessplayers.
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by Jose Raul Capablanca - Harcourt, Brace and Co.
This is the masterpiece by World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. Chess Fundamentals, though normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.
by Henry Edward Bird
This work is but a condensation of a much larger one, containing the result of what can be discovered concerning the origin and history of chess, combined with some of my own reminiscences of 46 years past both of chess play and its exponents...
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 ...
The opening of a game of chess is a battle between two equally matched armies. There is no method that will secure one player a decisive advantage independent from what his opponent does. If there were, no one would play chess.