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Chess is a struggle of ideas, an intellectual battle between two sides that can create plays with his true works of art.

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Chess is a struggle of ideas, an intellectual battle between two sides that can create plays with his true works of art.

The first objective of this book for beginners chess has been providing a basic tool for all those engaged in teaching chess.

However, thanks to the simplicity of the method used and the large number of examples (proposed and solved) is also ideal in self-learning chess for anyone who wishes to acquire a firm foundation in the initiation of this game.

Initiation chess is divided into five complementary parts together: the theoretical lessons, exercises, selection of games, vocabulary and rules of the game. This book is primarily a manual chess classic style, where the main rules of the game in a full and comprehensive explained, yet with a simple and clear language.

At the end of each chapter are also, in summary, the most important points of the topic explained or a series of very interesting for those who start in this game tips. The theoretical part is completed with a series of exercises that refer to the main facets of the game and with a selection of games, all played by world champions, with which they try to display a range of distinct styles of play.

The book comes complete with a vocabulary that includes words and expressions most used in the chess jargon, used to clarify the different terminology questions that may arise in learning chess.
Finally, it includes a complete and current of the main rules of the chess game of the International Federation, which is the governing body for all tests and chess competitions official version.

The authors, Antonio Manzano López Segura and Joan Vila, are great specialists in the field. The first degree in Economics and Business Administration.

He works as secretary of the Catalan Chess Federation and directs the magazine Butlletí d'Escacs. The second is Textile Engineer. He has been runner-up of Catalonia in preferred category and has the title of international chess arbiter.

  • Editorial Paidotribo
  • Autor López Manzano, Antonio
  • Translator Joan Segura Vila
  • Format 15 x 22 cm.
  • Binding Soft cover
  • Pages 189
  • Edition 1ª 6 / 1995
  • Language Spanish
  • ISBN 978-84-8019-206-2
  • EAN-13 9788480192064
  • Thematic For childrens
  • Year of publication 1995

Structure and objectives
Introduction: Chess: sport, play and art
Chapter 1: A Brief History
The origin of the game
The legend of the wise inventor
Extension chess game
World Champions
Relationship of great Spanish masters
Chapter 2: The board
The board: the battlefield
Placing the board
Features a chessboard
- The rows
- The columns
- The diagonals
- The kingside and queenside
Chapter 3: Parts. Definitions of close and capture
Placing the pieces
general definition of play
Running the move
To compose
Capture or kill one piece
Chapter 4: The movement of the pieces
The movement of the pieces
The movement of the tower
How to capture the tower
The movement of bishop
The movement of the lady
King movement
The movement of the horse
The pawn move
How to capture the pawn
"Kill the step"
The coronation of the pawn
Chapter 5: check the king and mate
The check to the king
Chapter 6: The value of parts and changes
The value of the pieces
The changes
Chapter 7: The castling
Purpose of castling
The rules to perform castling
Chapter 8: Notation plays: Different systems of notation
The notation of the moves
The abbreviated algebraic system
The complete algebraic system
The descriptive system
The rest of the notation symbols
An example starting with the complete symbology
Plays that can be confusing
Chapter 9: Tables. King drowned
The tables
When the result table occurs?
King drowned
Chapter 10: The basic math
Mate King and two towers against king
Mate of king and queen against king
Mate King and towers against king
Mate of king and two bishops against king
Mate King, bishop and knight against king
Chapter 11: Opening
Opening concept
The domain of space and the development of the pieces
Basic rules of opening
Theory openings
The study of the theory of openings
Open openings
The semi-open game
Closed openings
Chapter 12: Errors in the opening. the ambushes
Errors in the opening
Three typical mistakes in the opening:
- A) The lack of development of the pieces
- B) Weaknesses in the pawn structure
- C) control center of the board
Errors in the opening: the ambushes
Chapter 13: The average game: Strategy
The strategy and plans
Thought process before each play
Development of a new monitoring plan or already planned
Strategic issues
Weaknesses in the pawn structures
- A) The pawn bent
- B) The Isolani
- C) The backward pawn
- D) The passed pawn
The strategic characteristics of the pieces
Good and bad bishops
The bishop pair
Bishop against knight
The towers
- "The mill"
- Mate in the eighth line
The Lady
Chapter 14: Attack and combinations
The attack
Combinations. Topics attack
The double threat
- The "fork" and "glasses"
- Another double attack mode
Slam dunk
The check to the pool
- The matte Philidor
The "x-ray" or check "through"
The piece overcharged
Chapter 15: The end
General characteristics of the final
Pawn endings
The opposition rule
Final King and pawn against king
Square rule
Creation of the passed pawn
Rook endgames
End of rook and pawn against rook. positional and tactical issues
Bridge Lucena
Basic principles and advice in the final
Games selection
Steinitz - Bardeleben (Hastings, 1895) - Italian Game
Anderssen - Kieseritzky (London, 1851) - King's Gambit (the immortal game)
Byrne - Fischer (USA Championship, 1964) - Grünfeld Defence
Lasker - Thomas (London, 1912) - Dutch Defense
Smyslov - Petrosian (Moscow, 1967) - Catalan Opening
Smyslov - Euwe (The Hague - Moscow, 1948) - Spanish Opening
Larsen - Spassky (Belgrade, 1970) - Opening Larsen
Polugaevky - Tal (Riga, 1979) - English Opening
Kasparov - Salov (Barcelona, ​​1989) - English Opening
Karpov - Korchnoi (Moscow, 1974) - Sicilian Defense
Alekhine - Lasker (Zurich, 1973) - Queen's Gambit
Keres - Botwinnik (Leningrad, 1939) - Nimzo-Indian Defence
Capablanca - Steiner (Los Angeles, 1933) - Four Knights Game
Vocabulary of terms used in chess
Exercises: the movement of parts
Exercises: mate
Exercises: opening
Exercises: strategy (plans)
Exercises: combinations
Exercises: Final
Solutions: motion exercises parts
Solutions: mate exercises
Solutions: opening exercises
Solutions: Strategy exercises (plans)
Solutions: exercise combinations
Solutions: exercises end
Chess regulation
Regulations blitz (5 minutes)
Regulations for rapid chess (30 minutes)
Regulations for active chess (60 minutes)
Charts League match system


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