In , International Master Bill Hartston published a book called Teach Yourself Better Chess. Its goal was to delve a little more deeply into. Buy a cheap copy of Teach Yourself Better Chess book by William Hartston. Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but. Teaches chess strategy and tactics through seventy-five lessons designed for players who already know the fundamentals of the game, divided into elementary .

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A strong player can find potentially good moves easy enough and betteer the bad ones without having to analyze them. A good policy is to look at all your pieces and ask yourself what useful functions each is performing. Always look one move deeper than seems to be necessary. That is why a long think by a strong player is usually followed by a very precise move, while a long think by a weak player is followed by an error. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

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You need to put your previous thoughts aside and clear a path in your mind to led radically new ideas to come through. If it is really a winning move, you can even spare the time to look at every legal replay you opponent has at teah disposal. Mala marked it as to-read Aug 18, Chris Neale rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Strong players consider only the men remaining on the chess board.


When hetter in the corner, every bishop has one major diagonal and one minor diagonal. Leanne Sarubbi added it Aug 05, Learn from your losses. Weak players think harder and longer than strong players.

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Daily Online Chess Puzzle. Uncertainty is always the biggest enemy of the player with a winning position. Strong players can rely far more on judgment yoursellf tell them what moves are worth considering. Dave rated it liked it Sep 17, This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

If you are playing with a bishop against a knight, try to exchange central pawns, and create something to think about on both wings. Through Elementary, Advanced, and Master sections, the reader is guided toward an understanding of correct strategy and tactics. Rejith added it Jan 13, bettrr Hundreds of these examples of chess wizardry have never before been available in the west. Email bettre subscribed successfully. You want to make sure you are not losing a crucial piece that is needed in the game.


Only when you have calculated the calculable and no clearly advantageous continuation emerges, it is time to move into the fuzzy thought of looking for the most promising path through the forest of incalculable possibilities.

But once in awhile, it really matters what you play. The result is a lucid and sometimes provocative set of guidelines that go far beyond the conventional rules of thumb. Tiffany added it Oct 04, Hcgoldsmith added it Jun 24, Want to Read saving….

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When the center of the board is safe, it can be a good strategy to leave the king there until the moment comes for the cornered rook to get in the game.

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