July 2021 Non Fiction Backlist Chess Titles

Puzzlewright Guide to Chess: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know to Start Playing Great Chess Burt Hochberg, foreword by Bruce Pandolfini


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | May 2021 | Puzzlewright | 9781454943730 | 136pp | 209x139mm | GEN | AUD$22.99

You don't have to be a genius to enjoy chess. The practical instruction provided here can help anyone progress from first-timer or novice to capable intermediate player in no time at all, while instilling an understanding of the game's fundamentals, and providing a strong foundation for future advancement.

The game's history, the basic moves for each piece, and strategies for openings, middle game and endgame positions are all covered, and you can measure your progress with the exercises that follow each section. Checkmating tips are included, as is advice for salvaging a draw when you have a weakened position. Unlike many other chess books, the lessons included here are designed for 'real-world' play, using positions that newer players are more likely to encounter.

Also featured is a foreword by renowned chessmaster, teacher, and columnist Bruce Pandolfini, who was the instructor played by Ben Kingsley in the film Searching for Bobby Fischer and was the chess consultant for the miniseries The Queen's Gambit.