Chess Guide for the Intermediate Player
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What do you need to know?
You need to understand the rules of chess. This book is for intermediate players, so we'll talk about openings, tactics, and strategy.
You also need to understand the chess notation, such as 4. Nc3!?.
If you know rules and notation, then you can read this book!
Here's an interesting question: What's the most unbalanced 960 position? We'll talk about Chess960 later.
Chess960 is a very popular variant of classical chess. It will shuffle rank 1 and rank 8 in the starting positions. We will analyze most such positions.
You can take a look at the "Example Games" chapter anytime. It is somewhat analysis for games. (Some of them, more actually, almost all of them are my own games!)
Table of contents
- Some basics for opening
- Tactics for beginners
- Common checkmate pattern
- Basics endgame
- More opening tricks
- Tactics again
- Meet Strategy
- Complicated checkmate pattern
- Advanced endgame
- High level opening
- Tactics that you cannot see before...
- Strategy is powerful
- Hidden checkmate
- It's really hard to win!
- How to analysis
- Opening wiki
- Chess Developer: Engine Programming
- Example Games