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Chess Rules of Thumb

by GM Lev Alburt

and Al Lawrence

Chess Rules of Thumb gives you the winning principles of chess in clear, short statements. Three-time U.S. Champion Lev Alburt and World Chess Hall of Fame Curator Al Lawrence have put together three centuries of insights from the masters. Fun to browse or to read from cover-to-cover, it's a book that all chess players, from beginners to grandmasters. will enjoy for a lifetime.

Like life, chess has its rules. The difference is that your parents probably didnt tell you about chess.

*Never cross the street before looking both ways.

*Never discuss portable explosives in the airport

security line.

*Never overthrow the cut-off man.

*Never download an attachment from someone you

dont know.

*Never take the queens knight pawn.

Save hours of head-scratching and uncertainty in your own games and understand why the masters make the moves they do:

*The worst square for the White knight is b2.

*With rook vs. two knights, exchanging queens is

worth a pawn.

Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And its great fun to read.

*Never buy a chess book that isnt fun!

192 pages, paperback, a few diagrams and many photos of the famous masters

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