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5.0 out of 5 stars Of the many introductory chess books this is the one to pick, 25 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Play Winning Chess (Winning Chess Series) (Paperback)
I like this book's style.
If, like me, you are returning to chess after many years of not playing, this is a simple, practical guide to all the basics.
Seirawan encourages the reader to think of chess as a game, not just as a series of moves.
He introduces four principles of chess - force, time, space and pawn structure and then illustrates those elements in practice. Everyone knows chess is a subtle, complex game but his relaxed style gives real insight, without being intimidating or condescending.
Having read this book, I felt inspired to play - not something I felt when I read chess books in my childhood.
I thoroughly recommend this book
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Richard Murphy
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