How to Win at Chess
The Ultimate Guide for Beginners and Beyond
by Levy Rozman
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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 29 Feb 2024
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed Press, Ten Speed Press
Clever and informative, How to Win at Chess teaches you everything you need to know about the game, including all the important moves and strategies to start off strong and keep you thinking several steps ahead.
Full of Levy Rozman's signature charm and humor that have made him beloved by millions of fans, the first half of this unique guide introduces rising players (0-800 Elo rating) to the four key areas to consider when playing chess—openings, endings, tactics, and strategy—and the second half builds upon these core skills for more experienced players (800-1300 Elo rating). Brimming with practical and easy-to-follow tips for improving your game, How to Win at Chess includes over 500 instructional gameplay illustrations to help you better visualize the board, as well as chapter-specific QR codes for exclusive bonus content on Chessly, Rozman’s teaching platform.
Whether you want to become a recreational chess player or are training to be a Grandmaster, How to Win at Chess is the perfect interactive introduction to the world of chess!
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Rozman here writes a highly accessible survey of the game of chess. Capitalizing on the digital age, Rozman incorporates QR codes which expound upon chess-play and strategy. While building a solid foundation for chess players at any level, the author uniquely surveys all kinds of openings, defenses, gambits, the opening, middle, and end-games, in a readable way. Illustrations on every page help the reader visualize each move and its consequences. This is perhaps one of the more accessible and helpful books on chess strategy, as it is easy to read while being exhaustive in the history of chess and fundamentals of gameplay. It proves a great addition to any chess player's shelf.