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New to chess? And caught by the game, like so many others? Now, it might be time to study some more. The more you know on a subject, the richer this subject normally becomes. That certainly applies to chess, as you will find out by expanding your knowledge. In this chapter you will find an overview of books and dvd’s of the best chess teachers around. From learning the rules till an introduction to the game and some first ‘must-knows’ on tactics and strategy. Whether you’re an absolute newcomer to chess or already familiar with the first basic patterns and ideas, below you’ll find the best material around. Chances are high that the beauty of the game will strike you even more.



How To Play Chess For Beginners: Tips & Strategies To Win At Chess - Mr Joe Carlton
2014 Independent How To Play Chess For Beginners: Tips & Strategies To Win At Chess-Mr Joe Carlton

This book teaches in about 100 pages absolute beginners the basics of chess. The main themes are put in a sound order, accompanied by large diagrams and clear explanations. In the first part the author teaches the basic rules, movement of the pieces and set-up of the board. A bit later on chess terminology (or chess language) and the basic checkmates are taught. It’s a simple, straightforward book without a lot of extras, background and history. The book furthermore teaches the absolute basics of openings, divided in club players openings and Grandmaster openings.
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Chess: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners: A Comprehensive And Simplified Introduction To The Game Of Chess (openings, Tactics, Strategy) - Cory Klein
2017 Independent Chess: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners: A Comprehensive And Simplified Introduction To The Game Of Chess (openings, Tactics, Strategy)-Cory Klein

The author of this book makes a claim chess is good for your health; it exercises both sides of the brain, helps prevent Alzheimer’s and improves creativity and memory. This together with improving your logical and effective thinking and - last but not least - the entertainment value, there’s enough reason to start study chess. This book could be a great starting point. This book is written for beginners who want to learn a bit more than just the rules. Although the book teaches piece movement etc, the main part of the book deals with basic strategy. What are the do and don’ts in certain positions? Themes like connecting the rooks, castle early, don’t bring the queen out to early, profitable piece exchanges, avoid stalemate etc. All these basic themes are divided in three logical parts; opening, middlegame and endgame.
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Chess: How To Play Chess For (absolute) Beginners - Maxen Tarafa
2015 Independent Chess: How To Play Chess For (absolute) Beginners-Maxen Tarafa

The author explains in the foreword how he thinks this book is different from most other ones for beginning chess players. Author Maxen Tarafa says he doesn’t provide useless information and avoids complex theory and strange symbols. His aim is to teach the game to players of all ages in an effective, quick manner without too many complications. This book is meant for those who are absolutely new to the game or haven’t played the game for a long, long time. The author starts by teaching how to set up the board and the name and movement of the pieces, using instructive images.
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Chess For Dummies 4e - James Eade
2016 Consumer Dummies Chess For Dummies 4e-James Eade

Chess for Dummies helps you become a better chess player in several ways. First of all, the book contains advice and information on how to play better. The writer clearly loves the game, and tries to contain the reader with the same passion. The build-up of the book is straightforward: telling the reader about the board, squares, pieces, basis strategies, basic tactics, openings, middlegame, endgame, and players etc.
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Chess For Beginners: Know The Rules, Choose Your Strategy, And Start Winning - Yelizaveta Orlova
2018 Zephyros Press Chess For Beginners: Know The Rules, Choose Your Strategy, And Start Winning-Yelizaveta Orlova

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Chess Camp: Move, Attack, And Capture (volume 1) - Igor Sukhin
2010 Mongoose Press Chess Camp: Move, Attack, And Capture (volume 1)-Igor Sukhin

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Chess Strategy: For Beginners (chess For Beginners) (volume 2) - Magnus Templar
2018 Independent Chess Strategy: For Beginners (chess For Beginners) (volume 2)-Magnus Templar

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1001 Chess Exercises For Beginners: The Tactics Workbook That Explains The Basic Concepts, Too - Franco Masetti, Roberto Messa
2012 New In Chess 1001 Chess Exercises For Beginners: The Tactics Workbook That Explains The Basic Concepts, Too-Franco Masetti Roberto Messa

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The Reassess Your Chess Workbook - Jeremy Silman
2001 Siles Press The Reassess Your Chess Workbook-Jeremy Silman

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Learn Chess - John Nunn
2000 Gambit Publications Learn Chess-John Nunn

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Chess: Conquer Your Friends With 8 Easy Principles: A Cheat Sheet For Casual Players And Post-beginners (the Skill Artist's Guide) (volume 1) - Maxen R. Tarafa
2015 Independent Chess: Conquer Your Friends With 8 Easy Principles: A Cheat Sheet For Casual Players And Post-beginners (the Skill Artist's Guide) (volume 1)-Maxen R. Tarafa

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Chess Strategy Workbook: A Blueprint For Developing The Best Plan - Todd Bardwick
2010 Chess Detective Press Chess Strategy Workbook: A Blueprint For Developing The Best Plan-Todd Bardwick

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Complete Chess Course: From Beginning To Winning Chess--a Comprehensive Yet Simplified Home-study Chess Course. Eight Books In One - Fred Reinfeld
1959 Doubleday Complete Chess Course: From Beginning To Winning Chess--a Comprehensive Yet Simplified Home-study Chess Course. Eight Books In One-Fred Reinfeld

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Chess: The Complete Guide To Chess, Master Chess Tactics Openings And Chess Strategy - Logan Donovan
2015 Independent Chess: The Complete Guide To Chess, Master Chess Tactics Openings And Chess Strategy-Logan Donovan

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Chess For Beginners: Winning Strategies And Tactics For Beginners (volume 1) - Magnus Templar
2017 Independent Chess For Beginners: Winning Strategies And Tactics For Beginners (volume 1)-Magnus Templar

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Chess Openings: For Beginners (chess For Beginners) (volume 3) - Magnus Templar
2018 Independent Chess Openings: For Beginners (chess For Beginners) (volume 3)-Magnus Templar

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Let's Play Chess: A Step By Step Guide For New Players (the Pandolfini Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
2008 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Let's Play Chess: A Step By Step Guide For New Players (the Pandolfini Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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The Complete Chess Course: From Beginning To Winning Chess (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics) - Fred Reinfeld
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Complete Chess Course: From Beginning To Winning Chess (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)-Fred Reinfeld

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A Newbie's Guide To Chess Tournaments - Grant A Neilley
2017 Independent A Newbie's Guide To Chess Tournaments-Grant A Neilley

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Mastering Chess: A Course In 25 Lessons - Danny Kopec
2014 Kopec Chess Services Mastering Chess: A Course In 25 Lessons-Danny Kopec

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How To Play Chess: A Beginner's Guide To Learning The Chess Game, Pieces, Board, Rules, & Strategies - Chad Bomberger
2017 Independently How To Play Chess: A Beginner's Guide To Learning The Chess Game, Pieces, Board, Rules, & Strategies-Chad Bomberger

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An Invitation To Chess - Irving Chernev, Kenneth Harkness
1985 Touchstone An Invitation To Chess-Irving Chernev Kenneth Harkness

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Comprehensive Chess Course, Vol. 2: From Beginner To Tournament Player In 12 Lessons - Roman Pelts, Lev Alburt
1996 Chess Information and Research Center Comprehensive Chess Course, Vol. 2: From Beginner To Tournament Player In 12 Lessons-Roman Pelts Lev Alburt

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Comprehensive Chess Course: Learn Chess In 12 Lessons (fifth Enlarged Edition) (vol. 1) (comprehensive Chess Course Series) - Lev Alburt, Roman Pelts
2011 Chess Information & Research Institute Comprehensive Chess Course: Learn Chess In 12 Lessons (fifth Enlarged Edition)  (vol. 1)  (comprehensive Chess Course Series)-Lev Alburt Roman Pelts

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Chess Middlegame For Beginners: The Complete Tactics And Strategy Guide For Beginners - Cory Klein
2018 Independent Chess Middlegame For Beginners: The Complete Tactics And Strategy Guide For Beginners-Cory Klein

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How To Beat Anyone At Chess: The Best Chess Tips, Moves, And Tactics To Checkmate - Ethan Moore
2015 Adams Media How To Beat Anyone At Chess: The Best Chess Tips, Moves, And Tactics To Checkmate-Ethan Moore

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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Chess, Third Edition - Patrick Wolff
2005 Alpha The Complete Idiot's Guide To Chess, Third Edition-Patrick Wolff

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A Guide To Chess Improvement: The Best Of Novice Nook - Dan Heisman
2010 Everyman Chess A Guide To Chess Improvement: The Best Of Novice Nook-Dan Heisman

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Beginning Chess: Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New To The Game - Bruce Pandolfini
1993 Touchstone Beginning Chess: Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New To The Game-Bruce Pandolfini

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Chess For Beginners: Winning Tips And Tactics To Dominate Your Opponents (chess Middlegame) (volume 4) - Magnus Templar
2018 Independent Chess For Beginners: Winning Tips And Tactics To Dominate Your Opponents (chess Middlegame) (volume 4)-Magnus Templar

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Learn Chess The Right Way: Book 4: Sacrifice To Win! - Susan Polgar
2017 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Learn Chess The Right Way: Book 4: Sacrifice To Win!-Susan Polgar

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Everyone's Second Chess Book - Dan Heisman
2018 Mongoose Press Everyone's Second Chess Book-Dan Heisman

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Chess Openings For Beginners: A Comprehensive And Simplified Guide To Chess Openings - Cory Klein
2017 Independent Chess Openings For Beginners: A Comprehensive And Simplified Guide To Chess Openings-Cory Klein

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Chess Openings For Dummies - James Eade
2010 For Dummies Chess Openings For Dummies-James Eade

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Chess Camp: Simple Checkmates (volume 2) - Igor Sukhin
2010 Mongoose Press Chess Camp: Simple Checkmates (volume 2)-Igor Sukhin

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Chess For Beginners: Winning Strategies To Crush Your Opponents (chess Endgame) (volume 5) - Magnus Templar
2018 Independent Chess For Beginners: Winning Strategies To Crush Your Opponents (chess Endgame) (volume 5)-Magnus Templar

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Chess: The Complete Beginner's Guide To Playing Chess: Chess Openings, Endgame And Important Strategies - Henry Ingram
2016 Independent Chess: The Complete Beginner's Guide To Playing Chess: Chess Openings, Endgame And Important Strategies-Henry Ingram

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Chess Training For Budding Champions - Jesper Hall
2001 Gambit Publications Chess Training For Budding Champions-Jesper Hall

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My First Chess Opening Repertoire For White: A Turn-key Package For Ambitious Beginners - Vincent Moret
2016 New In Chess My First Chess Opening Repertoire For White: A Turn-key Package For Ambitious Beginners-Vincent Moret

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First Book Of Chess - I. A. Horowitz, Fred Reinfeld
2011 Ishi Press First Book Of Chess-I. A. Horowitz Fred Reinfeld

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How To Improve At Chess: A Beginner's Guide To Improving At Chess As Quickly As Possible, In Fun And Easy-to-read English - Clive Ke
2018 Clive Ke How To Improve At Chess: A Beginner's Guide To Improving At Chess As Quickly As Possible, In Fun And Easy-to-read English-Clive Ke

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Chess: Master The Ancient Game Of Chess! Learn Basic Tactics, Openings & Essential Chess Strategies. - Eduard Tanner
2018 Independent Chess: Master The Ancient Game Of Chess! Learn Basic Tactics, Openings & Essential Chess Strategies.-Eduard Tanner

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Square One: A Chess Drill Book For Beginners (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1994 Touchstone Square One: A Chess Drill Book For Beginners (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Chess For The Gifted & Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner To Expert - Second Revised Edition (second Revised Edition) (comprehensive Chess Course) - Lev Alburt, Al Lawrence
2015 Chess Information & Research Institute Chess For The Gifted & Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner To Expert - Second Revised Edition (second Revised Edition) (comprehensive Chess Course)-Lev Alburt Al Lawrence

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Chess: Conquer Your Friends With 10 Easy Checkmates: Chess Strategy For Casual Players And Post-beginners (chess Books, Chess Strategy) - Maxen Tarafa
2015 Independent Chess: Conquer Your Friends With 10 Easy Checkmates: Chess Strategy For Casual Players And Post-beginners (chess Books, Chess Strategy)-Maxen Tarafa

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Complete Book Of Beginning Chess: 10 Easy Lessons To Winning - Raymond Keene
2018 Cardoza Complete Book Of Beginning Chess: 10 Easy Lessons To Winning-Raymond Keene

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The Most Valuable Skills In Chess - Maurice Ashley
2009 Gambit Publications The Most Valuable Skills In Chess-Maurice Ashley

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The Complete Chess-player - Fred Reinfeld
1992 Touchstone The Complete Chess-player-Fred Reinfeld

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Knack Chess For Everyone: A Step-by-step Guide To Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies (knack: Make It Easy) - Al Lawrence
2010 Globe Pequot Press Knack Chess For Everyone: A Step-by-step Guide To Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies (knack: Make It Easy)-Al Lawrence

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51 Chess Openings For Beginners - Bruce Alberston
2017 Cardoza 51 Chess Openings For Beginners-Bruce Alberston

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