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3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing, 30 May 2009
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This review is from: Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (Mass Market Paperback)
I bought this book thinking that it was the legendary Bobby Fischer passing on chess tips and discussing his chess, but apart from being on the front cover, Fischer doesn't appear to have much to do with the book.
It's basically a series of chess puzzles which aim to teach chess principles and tactics. Using a pencil you solve the puzzle then check the answer on the next page. This is quite useful in itself but the book is really not much more than a collection of chess puzzles, and I was looking for something a bit more. In fact in terms of these types of exercises its probably better to do the training on a computer programme like Fritz 11. My main disappointment with this book is that I was expecting to read Bobby Fischers thoughts and insights into his chess, but apart from using examples from some of his games, there is very little of Fischer in this book.
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2015 20:18:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2015 20:23:26 GMT
Buyer says:
I agree. His editors could have easily written this book. I imagine it would be very helpful if one is a novice, as it includes diagrams instead of notation.

Posted on 15 Nov 2015 16:13:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2015 16:15:48 GMT
Robster says:
I agree. The book tried a new approach of minimal writing, nice idea, from co-authors pioneering experience in instructional techniques. It's a bit basic but ok for elementary level. Some diagrams are a small with black pieces not too clear.
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