• Chess: Master the Ancient Game of Chess!

  • Learn Basic Tactics, Openings & Essential Chess Strategies
  • By: Eduard Tanner
  • Narrated by: Frank Allen
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Chess!

For hundreds of years, people have taken their armies to battle on a checkered battlefield, employing skill and patience to capture their opponent's forces. 

Chess is an ancient game that allows players to exercise their minds. With this guide, you will learn the rules of the game and how to identify and utilize each chess piece.

Whether you want to draw the game out to expand your technique or rapidly conquer your opponent to a swift defeat, this book will teach you how to understand and plan your next move. It will teach you how to anticipate and counter the moves of your opponent. 

It all begins with the opening game - deciding whether to begin with a Ruy Lopez opening, Slav Defense, or many more. There are multiple options to consider. Foreseeing the opening moves of your opponent helps to setup a counter play and stop them in there tracks. With the dozens of popular methods described in this book, you will have no trouble making your first move. It will guide you through to the end of the game. 

From pawns to kings, explore the ancient world of chess with this beginner's guide to tactics and strategies, and become a master of the board.  

Here is a preview of what is explained:

  • The chessboard
  • The chessmen
  • The rules of chess
  • Popular chess openings
  • Chess tactics and strategies
  • Playing the end game
  • Common mistakes made in chess
  • And much, much more! 

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©2018 Eduard Tanner (P)2018 Eduard Tanner
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Excellent book

Excellent book on the history of chess. I learned a lot. Now I don't quite think that it's paid as important a role in the history of the modern world as the author asserts. If there wasn't chess there may have been GO or other games to take its the place. The human condition requires such games to exist.

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Detailing the Game of Kings

This book was excellent in detailing the development of the ancient game of chess. It begins with ancient Persian roots as an Islamic game that traveled throughout the known world influencing kings and countries. The book is more than a history lesson, it is a lesson into the dynamic effect of chess on culture, science, and human reasoning. The history is told through interesting anecdotes. Throughout the book, the author details the moves of the "immortal game." This is one of the most famous games in history. It was an 1800's century battle of tactics. It was the romantic style of chess perfected. The book details the four historic periods of chess and the style of play in each. Also, the book quickly highlights some of the movement changing players throughout history. This book was an excellent read for those who love this "game of kings."

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This is a wonderful read.

The story of chess's origins and influence on so many global leaders throughout history is fascinating. Eduard Tanner 'chessploits' were particularly interesting. I was intrigued by the author's exploration of what chess does to the psyche. The game analysis is well written and accessible to relatively early stage chess players. The Immortal Game would appeal to anyone interested in history and strategy. For those of us who are newly addicted to this amazing game, this is a wonderful read.

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If you are curious about chess

The game analysis is well written and accessible to relatively early stage chess players. The Immortal Game would appeal to anyone interested in history and strategy. For those of us who are newly addicted to this amazing game, this is a wonderful read.

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Check it out.

As a chess player and traveler (To move or not to move, is the question!) this book gives you a solid historical perspective on the development of the great game. Curiosity drove me quickly through the book discovering new fascinating facts from geography to social and political systems. The metaphors are all there and Eduard did his homework. It's presented in an easy mix of famous games, basic instruction, and chess insight. Check it out.

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Surprising game

The book tells the story of the game and chess history in a parallel running story. The game is fascinating and easy to follow and full of surprises, at least for an amateur player like me. Chess history is very interesting too. I found it easy to read and follow and very entertaining. I gave it to a friend and he read it in a couple of days too and liked it very much.

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what an interesting world it is.

An insightful look at the history, psychology, philosophy, and implications for the future of the world's oldest and greatest game.

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I recommend highly

Great history of the game. even for the novice--it does not get bog down in-game details. I recommend highly

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A history of chess

The book, on the whole, is just what I wanted. A history of chess and chess folklore was written in a charming manner. I love the type of book that traces the history and legends surrounding some particular commodity or item and have been wanting something about chess for a long time. Chess is so much a thing of legend that it begs for a book like this. And this is one I have long waited for. In short, this book was a great windfall, one I was lucky to find.

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Recommended

Its a great learning book about Chess. A great informative book. Learning content provided. Loving content. Recommended.

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