Download e-book for iPad: Chess for Beginners: Picture Guide, A by Al Horowitz

By Al Horowitz

ISBN-10: 006092294X

ISBN-13: 9780060922948

In this e-book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and previous U.S. Open Champion, applies the various rules and convictions obtained from thirty-five years of taking part in, educating and reading the royal video game. He emphasizes the tactical features of the sport: easy methods to realize the massive likelihood and hit difficult whilst it happens. He additionally stresses the information and techniques in beginning play, instead of the regimen memorizing of diversifications that takes the enjoyment out of chess for therefore many beginners.

When you have got accomplished this e-book, it is possible for you to to play chess with excitement and a few skill.

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Black Bishop cannot interpose either. If it did so, the Black King would be taken the by the Rook. The Black Bishop and the Black Knight are pinned. yeamwMSi UJ The Knight is checking the King. Black's black-square Bishop is covering the one escape-square. Pawn Knight. The White the cannot take It is pinned by the Black Rook, The White Rook cannot take the Knight. It pinned by the other is Bishop. The result is checkmate. In this case of double-check, is able to handle either one of the checking pieces, but Black is checkmated because he cannot handle both of them.

Heing farther (This is the only occasion When one castles long the Queen's side m VS/S/S/A that is, on one situation arises which cannot come up on the King's side. to In this diagram, the Rook traverse marked by a a square, circle) , (this is going square on which it is is sub- ject to capture. m In this position, however, it is legal to castle. The other regulations are similar to those for castling on the King's side. The principal purpose of castling is to ensure the safety of the King, by removing him in one move nearer a corner of the hoard and away from the to direct fire in the center.

White has no choice. T The White Rook has *l to take the Queen. For obvious reasons, this is called This sacrifice of the Queen brings the Rook to block the King. Now the Black Knight checks and Checkmate! a smothered mate. A mate is also possible in the middle of the chessboard. The King cannot take the Queen because the White Pawn protects. The King has 5 other moves but, in every case, the White Queen controls those squares. Notice blocked Pawns. that by the the King 2 is Black CHECKMATE The White Queen is checking the Black King on the rank.

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