Better Than Fair. No Jacket. Book. 6 3/4 X 4. Cover shows wear. Pages tight and clean, edges browning. Binding straight and firm. Page edges and corners good If needed for reference, research, analysis, lucubrations or just enjoyment this is the one. B&W Illustrations, play situation diagrams, QUESTIONS. 334 pages, reversed.
For what it is, this book is excellent. Fischer does not share his deepest thought on chess here. This is simply a book that beginning chess players can read without even needing to know notation or having to set up a board. It presents good tactical exercises and some basic tactical ideas that any and every beginner can use in order to get to the level where he can play a real game of chess.
Dec 13, 2007
This small paperback is the prince of chess guides. If you are a beginner, it explains the basics -- but not until it tells you where to skip ahead if you are experienced.
Comprensive, concise -- frame by frame explanantion -- this little book contains a universe of chess knowledge. I think it a wonderful addition to any chess player's knowledge bank.
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