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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 - James Eade
2016 For Dummies Chess For Dummies-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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The Reassess Your Chess Workbook - Jeremy Silman
2001 Siles Press The Reassess Your Chess Workbook-Jeremy Silman

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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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Teach Yourself Visually Chess - Jon Edwards
2006 Visual Teach Yourself Visually Chess-Jon Edwards

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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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My First Chess Opening Repertoire For Black: A Ready-to-go Package For Ambitious Beginners - Vincent Moret
2017 New In Chess My First Chess Opening Repertoire For Black: A Ready-to-go Package For Ambitious Beginners-Vincent Moret

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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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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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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 Be A Winner At Chess - Fred Reinfeld
1996 Ballantine Books How To Be A Winner At Chess-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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Learn Chess - John Nunn
2000 Gambit Publications Learn Chess-John Nunn

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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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How To Win At Chess - Daniel King
1995 Everyman Chess How To Win At Chess-Daniel King

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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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Improve Your Chess - By Learning From The Champions - Lars Bo Hansen
2009 Gambit Publications Improve Your Chess - By Learning From The Champions-Lars Bo Hansen

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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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Openings For Amateurs - Pete Tamburro
2014 Mongoose Press Openings For Amateurs-Pete Tamburro

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

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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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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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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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Rapid Chess Improvement (everyman Chess) - Michael De La De Maza
2002 Everyman Chess Rapid Chess Improvement (everyman Chess)-Michael De La De Maza

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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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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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Chess For Everyone: A Complete Guide For The Beginner - Robert M. Snyder
2008 iUniverse Chess For Everyone: A Complete Guide For The Beginner-Robert M. Snyder

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

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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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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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Pandolfini's Chess Complete: The Most Comprehensive Guide To The Game, From History To Strategy (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1992 Touchstone Pandolfini's Chess Complete: The Most Comprehensive Guide To The Game, From History To Strategy (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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

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Instructive Chess Miniatures - Alper Efe Ataman
2016 Gambit Publications Instructive Chess Miniatures-Alper Efe Ataman

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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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Chess For Beginners: A Picture Guide Including Photographs And Diagrams For Self-teaching - Al Horowitz
1992 Harper Perennial Chess For Beginners: A Picture Guide Including Photographs And Diagrams For Self-teaching-Al Horowitz

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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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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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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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How To Beat Your Kids At Chess - David Macenulty
2012 Russell Enterprises, Inc. How To Beat Your Kids At Chess-David Macenulty

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How To Be A Winner At Chess, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics) - Fred Reinfeld
2013 Russell Enterprises, Inc. How To Be A Winner At Chess, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)-Fred Reinfeld

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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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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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