Comprehensive Chess Course 1 - Pelts / Alburt

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  • $16.95 USD

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This book provides readers with all the essential information they need to learn chess and to start winning-quickly! The contents, tested and proven to work, leave little to chance. The reader learns the rules, how to apply them efficiently, the principles of winning chess, and how to visualize the board and pieces, all prerequisites for success. This is the first volume (Fifth Edition; time-tested for twenty-five years!) of the Comprehensive Chess Course Series: From Beginner to Master and Beyond. Each of its fourteen chapters stands on its own; together, they create a truly unique, and very practical, work. 300 black-and-white diagrams

Author Grandmaster Lev Alburt of New York City, is three-time U.S. Chess Champion, European Champion and one of the world's most sought-after chess teachers, famous for providing aspiring players easy access to master-level ideas.


  • The chessboard and the starting position; How pawns move and capture
  • Chess notation
  • How the Rook and Bishop move and capture. The center
  • How the Queen and Knight move and capture
  • How the King moves and captures. Check. Checkmate
  • En passant pawn captures
  • Castling
  • Relative values of the chess forces
  • How games are drawn
  • How to record moves
  • How to open a chess game
  • Tests
  • 144 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Chess Information & Research Institute
  • Published: 2011
  • Notation: Algebraic Notation
  • "A true chess course of the sort that would be formally offered in a school." Harold Dondis, Boston Globe

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