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Better Chess William R. Hartston

Better Chess By William R. Hartston

Better Chess by William R. Hartston


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Summary

In 75 easy-to-follow lessons, this book guides players who know how to play chess but would like to be better at it towards an understanding of correct strategy and tactics. Each new concept is explained in depth, followed by an example of the idea in practice

Better Chess Summary

Better Chess by William R. Hartston

Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but would like to be better at the game.

In 75 easy-to-follow lessons, the reader is guided towards an understanding of correct strategy and tactics. Each new concept is explained in depth, followed by an example of the idea in practice, usually taken from grandmaster play. It delves deeper into the principles of good chess, explaining how there is an underlying meta-principle concerning the deeper laws of co-operation between pieces.

Teach Yourself Better Chess is designed to bridge the gap between beginner and master. It will be enjoyed by anyone who has read the same author's Teach Yourself Chess, and anyone else who wants to learn more about good chess.

About William R. Hartston

William Hartston is an experienced and well-known chess player and writes the daily chess column in The Independent.

Table of Contents

introduction basic 1 - thinking / 2 - calculation / 3 - the centre / 4 - exchanging pieces / 5 - good bishops and bad bishops / 6 - bishops and knights / 7 - pawn to rook three / 8 - bishop to knight's five / 9 - castling (1) / 10 - knights before bishops / 11 - developing your pieces / 12 - the fianchetto(1): bishops / 13 - planning / 14 - gentlemen, the queen! / 15 - pawn takes pawn / 16 - pushing pawns / 17 - when you find a good move... / 18 - isolated pawns / 19 - backward pawns / 20 - doubled pawns / 21 - weak squares / 22 - rook on the seventh / 23 - sacrifices / 24 - hierarchies of thought / 25 - i go here, he goes there... advanced 26 - the good 'bad bishop' / 27 - opposite coloured bishops / 28 - the fianchetto (2): the pawn move / 29 - the wrong rook / 30 - the centre of gravity / 31 - critical movements / 32 - improving your position / 33 - defending / 34 - playing in blinkers / 35 - one move at a time / 36 -... with a small advantage to white / 37 - timing / 38 - patience / 39 - castling (2) / 40 - how to study openings / 41 - endgame strategy / 42 - gambits / 43 - positional sacrifices / 44 - time to relax / 45 - playing for a win / 45 - playing for a win / 46 - pawn moves / 47 - learning from losses / 48 - the art of distraction / 49 - if in doubt, change sides / 50 - winning and losing mastery 51 - the grand plan / 52 - subgoals / 53 - judgement or calculation? / 54 - flexibility / 55 - minority attack / 56 - dialetical materialism / 57 - material and time / 58 - planning for the endgame / 59 - bishops and knights (2) / 60 - positional dynamics / 61 - preserving the balance / 62 - crime and punishment / 63 - writing and editing / 64 - throwing salt / 65 - creativity / 66 - chaos / 67 - the bad 'good' bishop / 68 - luck / 69 - practicality (1) / 70 - practicality (2) / 71 - hedgehogs playing tennis / 72 - the grammar of chess / 73 - analysing and playing / 74 - the meta-rules of strategy / 75 - offering a draw

Additional information

GOR003338976
9780340859971
0340859970
Better Chess by William R. Hartston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
20030430
176
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