Beginning students of the game as well as veterans of the board will find this chess guide offers a wealth of inspiration, enjoyment, and practical chess advice. In providing valuable instruction for players at all levels, ted chess writer and teacher Peter Tamburro initially presents elementary ideas that can be used immediately by beginners.The attack section features the tactics of such great masters of the assault as Fischer, Keres, Alekhine, Larsen, and Rubinstein all demonstrating how to win the middle game. A survey of endgame concepts follows, along with a selection of challenging chess problems and60 complete games by Blackburne, Marshall, Tartakower, Polgar, and other champion players. An accessible, enjoyable guide, Learn Chess from the Greats allows readers to learn the fundamentals and improve their game in an informal, user-friendly way.
Peter J. Tamburro, Jr., is a syndicated chess columnist.