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ABC's of Chess

From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a collection of the 50 best columns from the Chess Life magazine monthly feature—the most respected chess column in the world.​

Conscientious in its explanation of every step of play, filled with detailed examples and practical suggestions for better chess playing for students AND teachers, this book sets the standard for all instructional series.

Organized into 10 sections, each examining a different element of chess play according to novices, intermediate players, and instructors, you can choose to read it from start to finish to learn the basics or turn to the particular section that will help you correct specific problems in your play.

With 64 commandments for better chess playing, over 200 diagrams, and standard algebraic notation, this is an essential volume for any home or school chess library.

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Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.

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