Chess Guide for the Intermediate Player
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What do you need to know?[edit | edit source]
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!
Chess960[edit | edit source]
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. The positions of non-pawn pieces are shuffled (on ranks 1 and 8) in the starting positions. We will analyze most such positions.
Example Games[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
- Some basics for openings
- Tactics for beginners
- More Opening Tricks
- More Tactics
- High-level Openings
- Hidden Tactics
- Endgame Basics
- Common checkmate patterns
- Complicated Checkmate Patterns
- Advanced Endgames
- Hidden Checkmate
- It's really hard to win!
- How to Analyse
- Opening Wiki
- Chess Developer: Engine Programming
- Example Games