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Principles of the New Chess

Improve your chess game with this simple, superior method founded on basic principles, as presented by America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.

Drawing on his more than 15,000 hours of teaching experience and the experience of the best of the new generation of teachers around the world, Bruce Pandolfini lays out the fundamentals of the New Chess in a simulated instructional game he developed with top American and Russian students. Giving special attention to the opening and middle game—the phases most important for intermediate players—this master teacher shows you how to make the right moves in any chess situation using flexible and versatile principles, rather than rigid, memorized sequences.

Imaginitive, lucid, ad effective, this new approach provides hours of stimulating instruction and authoritative reference, while also making playing chess more fun.

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

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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