In , International Master Bill Hartston published a book called Teach Yourself Better Chess. Its goal was to delve a little more deeply into. Buy a cheap copy of Teach Yourself Better Chess book by William Hartston. Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but. Teaches chess strategy and tactics through seventy-five lessons designed for players who already know the fundamentals of the game, divided into elementary .
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If the central pawns are blocked and look like they will stay that way, exchange your bishops for knights. You see that you hartstkn put a piece powerfully established on a strong square but miss the chance to force a simple win with a simple exchange.
Has your opponent overlooked something and left himself open. When you have lost a chess game, your job is not just to identify the losing move, but to discover what it was about the position that led to your making the error. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Scott rated it it was amazing May 30, A good policy is to look at all your pieces and ask yourself what useful functions each is performing. You may have a slightly passive or cramped position, but as long as it contains no structural weaknesses, your position should be defensible.
I got some benefit from the beginner and intermediate lessons, but not much from the advanced lessons. Alastair added it Mar 23, He points out that there are two types of thinking going on: Control of the center is the key to flexibility.
Daniel Chiluba marked it as to-read Apr 30, In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on!
Teach Yourself Better Chess
The most difficult moves to find are the ones that do nothing. Learn from your losses. A good move may be needed to punish an opponent for a mistake or tempt the opponent to make a mistake. Dave rated it liked it Sep 17, Then improve the effectiveness of your weakest piece.
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Know when to exchange pieces. But once in awhile, it really matters what you play. Rachel marked it as to-read Jan 13, One of the most common ways for strong players to defeat weaker players is simply to create complications.
The lessons became increasingly more abstract as the book progressed from beginner topics to advanced topics. Damon Watters added it Jan 15, There are two good reasons for castling. Cookies must be enabled in your browser to play online chess.
Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. If you have a cramped position, swapping off one piece can create much-needed maneuvering space. What is youdself is to avoid wasting time and tempo.
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Strong players consider only the men remaining on the chess board. Tiffany added it Oct 04, Ramesh Prabhu rated it liked it Jul 23, Sharpen Your Tactics features brilliant sacrifices, combinations and studies of chess by Grandmaster Anatoly Lein.
Try to avoid the more complex and fashionable systems unless you have lots of time and can keep up with the latest theoretical developments. He explained the teacb behind the elementary rules of chess and introduced the reader to what makes up good judgment and intuition in chess.
You have to satisfy yourself that there is nothing you can do to win the game immediately, nor any defensive task that demands immediate attention. Debbie marked it as to-read Jan 10, Gianni marked it as to-read Aug 12, Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.