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Alburt & Lawrence: Chess for the Gifted & Busy
Chess for the Gifted and Busy provides you the fastest way to learn to play chess. Its innovative and succinct approach is tailored to those who want to learn quickly, without missing out on important ideas.
Want to learn chess yourself or teach it to your child, but are busy with lots of other activities? This right-to-the-point book by one of the games foremost teacher-writer teams uses a breakthrough approach to make the most of your time.
Best of all, you select your goal from one of three possible levels. Want to go from absolute beginner to neighbourhood champ? Complete level I in only one afternoon, play some practice games - and youll quickly be saying checkmate!
When youre ready to become a tough tournament-level competitor, Level II cuts through the mysteries of strategy and tactics to show you precisely what you need to know.
And, if you decide that you wont settle for anything less than being an Expert, near the top levels of tournament chess, Level III puts you on the path to being a tournament champion!
Chess for the Gifted and Busy also provides the most time-efficient review of important techniques for chess veterans, even master-level players.
Chess for the Gifted and Busy is a condensed but comprehensive summary of the entireComprehensive Chess Course series.
Three-time U.S. and European Champion Grandmaster Lev Alburt is one of the worlds most sought-after teachers. Fellow New Yorker Al Lawrence is an award-winning educator and writer, a recipient of the Chess Journalist of the Year Award.
Table of ContentsImportant Note to Readers ...4
Level I ...10 Lesson One: Rules of Play ...11
Lesson Two: How to Win Chess Games ..29
Level II ...50 Lesson Three: When a King Is Home Alone ...51
Lesson Four: The Chessmen at Work ...63
Lesson Five: Tools of the Trade ...77
Lesson Six: Bishop Sacrifices ...91
Lesson Seven: Attacking the King ...99
Lesson Eight: Strategy - Minor Pieces ...111
Lesson Nine: Strategy - Major Pieces ...125
Lesson Ten: Strategy - Significance of the Center ...139
Lesson Eleven: Strategy - Weak & Strong Squares ...151
Lesson Twelve: Strategy - Pawn Weaknesses ...157
Lesson Thirteen: Introduction to the Endgame ...165
Lesson Fourteen: Pawns Against Pieces ...189
Lesson Fifteen: Rook Endings ...201
Lesson Sixteen: Knight Endgames ...215
Lesson Seventeen: Bishop Endgames ...223
Lesson Eighteen: Endgames - The Rest ...235
Lesson Nineteen: - Openings Reviewed ...243
Level III ...260
Lesson Twenty: The Bishop Pair ...261
Lesson Twenty-One: The Struggle Between Differently Composed Forces ...269
Lesson Twenty-Two: Compensation for Sacrificed Material ...279
Lesson Twenty-Three: The Isolani ...287
Lesson Twenty-Four: Choose Your (Opening) Weapons! ...293
Afterword: Moving On to Expert and Master ...299
303 Seiten, kartoniert, Verlag Circ