- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5276 KB
- Print Length: 152 pages
- Publisher: Chess is Fun; 1 edition (6 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006JAV0CM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #296,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Introduction to Chess Strategy (Chess is Fun Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Covers quite a lot of ground, mostly some basic strategies, a number of popular openings, and some basic endgames and mates. But don't expect great depth in a work of this kind and size. Contains several annotated games. The author has gone to pains to explain moves to novices in clear, verbose English, not reams of variations like many other chess books.
The font and the use of formatting is excellent and very clear. And the book is well structured IMHO.
You can hardly quibble about the price.
Where the book falls down is two-fold:
1) Lack of depth (but perhaps it's as deep as beginner's book needs to be :)
2) The diagrams. These SUCK. They are TINY and virtually worthless. There is simply no excuse these days for sub-standard diagrams. And it's an even greater sin in a book intended for electronic consumption.
I was torn between giving it three or four stars. I think 3.5 is fair, but the rating system only lets me round it down to 3.
All-in-all, I'd say it's a good introduction to chess strategy for someone like me who's completely new to it, but if you have more money it may be better to go for something longer and more comprehensive.
Sneaky, and simply effective
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