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222 of 225 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best for the beginner and beyond.
It has been said that one becomes serious about chess when one buys their first book on the subject. I became serious when I bought this book. Pritchard's agenda is to take the absolute beginner to the standard expected of a good club player. That's quite a leap, but it's a goal Pritchard achieves with ease and style. Beginning with an explanation of how the pieces move,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not was I was looking for...
I can play chess and I understand the basics -- the moves each piece can make and the importance of the individual pieces. But what I lack is a way of thinking that can look ahead into the moves and the mind of my opponent. I also fail miserably when attempting to checkmate an opponent. Basically, I lack the sort of mind that is good at chess! So I bought this book in the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overall a disappointing book, should have been better, 1 April 2014
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I bought this book as a chess novice, wanting to learn the game. Even I could see that there are errors in some of the examples given. Explanations are not always clear either. This book was written 64 years ago in 1950 and has been reprinted many times and updated by another author. To still have errors in it is unforgivable. I would not recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good book on the subject, 28 Dec 2013
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This book seems far superior to some others on offer by such as former World Chess Champions and the like. The author has to assume that the recipient knows how to play and this book takes it from there in a reasonable and interesting style. There are Chess books out there that that may be by Masters of this noble game but they are virtually unreadable. It is rather like in the world of Maths and Science where "brilliant" first class graduates are brought into schools but they can't always teach. Knowing the subject is not the same as being able to impart the knowledge or imbue enthusiasm in the subject. Schools Minister please note.This author scores well in all departments. I bought the book for a young relative who is now also enjoying a Classic Staunton design chess set. DJG
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 Mar 2013
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A great way of upping your game. It is suitable for beginners and I thought that the first half would not be applicable to me but I was soon learning new techniques.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very clear and precise, the game is explained in ..., 28 July 2014
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very clear and precise , the game is explained in stages quick to understand .
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not helpful at all, 23 July 2014
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I found this to be no help whatsoever. After a brief introduction of the pieces and how they move (which I knew already) there just followed page after endless page of moves written in code form (Kxd5 or Bf3+) which were both confusing and annoying as there were hardly any pictures to show what was happening. I only got halfway before giving up and consigning it to the waste basket. I need a clear guide showing how to attack and defend, how to create openings, different styles of play etc with clear pictures alongside.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 5 Aug 2014
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I'm new to chess and this book is quite good to show you the right way
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 6 Sep 2014
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This is a really good book, have learned a lot and now win regularly!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 4 Sep 2014
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Haven't started learning yet but the book looks just what I need.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good chess book, 21 July 2013
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A little too complicated for my 10 year old whos really into chess but probably better suited to adults.

Nini
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Aug 2014
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Very good for the new learner
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