By James Mason
This is a totally unabridged reprinting of the final revised version of the main recognized basic examine of chess ever written. ready by way of an early twentieth-century grasp, it was once designed to educate the newbie and the intermediate participant as regards to every little thing he had to find out about openings, center video game, and finish online game. It hasn't ever been outdated because the so much useful and simply booklet of its style. it really is strange in proposing either principles and real strikes (taken from grasp play) within the most simply assimilated form.
Revised and taken brand new through Fred Reinfeld and Sidney Bernstein, this e-book explains and makes effortless for you greater than ninety various openings, starting from the classical Ruy Lopez as much as the paintings of Alekhine, Reti, Nimzovich, and others. mixtures are analyzed and awarded so essentially (yet with out sacrificing intensity) that you'll quickly end up seeing strikes forward extra basically than you probably did earlier than. you'll how one can plan your online game with a goal, the way to assault, sacrifice, protect, trade, and govern your common method. Endings also are completely coated. All in all, there's not a facet of sensible chess that isn't taken care of, and there's rarely a participant residing under the rank of grandmaster who couldn't revenue shape Mason's paintings. for those who stick to Mason's exposition completely, you'll likely receive as a lot wisdom of chess as you may wanting making chess a full-time learn for years.
Bound in with Mason's Art of Chess is a wholly new book by way of Fred Reinfeld, How Do You Play Chess? during this book, Mr. Reinfeld makes use of energetic questions and solutions to inform rookies of the elemental basics of the game.