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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Item Category: Home/Books/Chess/
Item ID: 121
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Item Location: Covington, KY (41011)
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"Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" is one of those books that may never go out of print. It occupies a niche in the chess book market by virtue of its quiz style of learning. For beginners (and those wanting a simple refresher course), it's a very good addition to your chess library.

The format of the book consists of a series of brief chapter intros to a particular aspect of chess playing, each chapter followed by a set of small quizzes that reinforce the intro. The quiz layouts are nicely done in that you take a look at a position on a chessboard, answer the question below it, and then turn to the top of the next page to find the answer. It's quick and easy. When you reach the end of the book, you simply turn it over and keep going. Each set of quizzes adds on to previously gained knowledge, so by the end of the book, you are presented with fairly difficult positions to analyze.

No chess book is perfect. You are not going to learn about openings or defenses. The mid-game is not discussed. No grandmaster analysis is provided. Fischer's insights are not very deep.

What the book does well is assist people in seeing the whole board. It's also good in helping understand massing of power. And while some might criticize its dependency on endgame offensive scenarios, anyone who has been a beginning player knows how hard it is sometimes to deliver the kill.

This is an inexpensive book that can be read in spurts. It is certainly not the last word on chess, but it will help people new to the game tremendously. For kids who can read, this is a fine resource for learning the game. No matter what your age, though, if you are new to chess consider this a must-have.

Book is in pretty good condition -- no torn or missing pages, but a little yellowed. Cover has some minor dents and scratches.


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