- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; Facsimile edition edition (28 March 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 048625447X
- ISBN-13: 978-0486254470
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.1 x 21.4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Game of Chess (Dover Chess) Paperback – Facsimile, 28 Mar 2003
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For those who are absolute beginners, this book might seem confusing. I recommend finding another player (in the event that you can't afford a chess teacher) who knows the old descriptive notation. This book doesn't use 1. e4 e5...etc., but uses notation such as 1. P - K4 P - K4 .
The book teaches one a little bit about the descriptive notation, but it is easier to have someone go over it with you.
By the way, the book is written with endgames first, middle-games second, and openings third. This might not make sense to everyone. However, there are fewer pieces on the board in the endgame, thus fewer distractions. Also, you want to learn how to win some endings (or survive them if you must strive for a draw) so that all your hard work in a given game isn't for nothing...
You CAN go through the book without reading about endgames first. Your needs might be different. My instructor decided to start me on some openings he thinks I can handle. We have studied some endgames that are appropriate for someone at my level (my current rating is just over 1100).
Also, the images for the chess boards are very low resolution and noticeably worse than the Dover Edition. Some times the pieces are a bit confusing (pawn vs bishop) because the ink is so blurry.
Overall, great book for me being new to chess and trying to take it to the next level. I would recommend this over the Dover Edition only because its in algebraic and that is used more often in today's chess games.