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Publisher's Summary

Amaze your friends - Master the ancient game of chess!
Do you want to understand the game of chess? Would you like to beat your friends - and increase your online ratings? Is it time to unlock your hidden genius?

If so, this expanded 4th edition of The Complete Guide to Chess - Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy is the audiobook you’ve been waiting for. Logan Donovan tracks the spread of chess across history - from India to Persia to Europe and worldwide. You can take your place in a long line of chess masters - even if you’ve never played the game before!

Do you want to get started out right? Would you like an advantage over your opponents - from the very first moves?

The Complete Guide to Chess - Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy explains how you can easily memorize popular chess “openings” (the first few turns of a game). If you’re a beginner, you can amaze your friends by learning the tricks and traps of the Grandmasters - and using them on your unsuspecting foes!

  • Ruy Lopez
  • Italian Game
  • Sicilian Defense
  • French Defense
  • Caro-Kann Defense
  • Pirc Defense
  • Queen’s Gambit
  • English Opening
  • Alekhine’s Defense
  • Modern Defense
  • King’s Indian Defense
  • King’s Indian Attack
  • The Dutch Defense
  • and many more!

It’s easy to learn the tactics of chess! The Complete Guide to Chess - Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy explains powerful concepts such as “forks” and “pins” in simple, easy-to-understand language. With the help of this audiobook, you’ll be ready to “turn the tables” on your opponents!

You'll also learn key principles of chess strategy, such as:

  • King Safety
  • Center Control
  • Pawn Structure
  • Piece Quality
  • and when to play for a draw!

You’ll even find out how to “Seal the Deal” with Logan Donovan’s 14 tips for the end game!

Don’t keep losing games through trial and error - get the tips and strategies you need to win!

In The Complete Guide to Chess - Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy today - you’ll get everything you need to start winning a lot more games!

©2015 Logan Donovan (P)2019 Logan Donovan

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No PDF, Not an audio book

The content is great but the audio constantly references tables/figures that are not viewable. It’s like someone reading a textbook but you can’t see the pics. The chapter on understanding notation is super awkward without a visual reference. Pretty disappointed. Not for beginner chess players.

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Do you have a chessboard in front of you?

It's very simple. Do you have a chessboard in front of you? If you do, then you better make sure you can follow chess notation to a "T" for almost all of the examples.

Do you not have a chessboard in front of you? No? Do not buy this audiobook. Buy the actual book in print or kindle, because this is worthless without visual aid.

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illustrations

Very hard to view the diagrams and illustrations in this book. Wait that's because you didn't put an attachment on for them. How's about sending me a PDF attachment for said.

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Not great without a copy of the book

This could be (and probably is) a great book on chess. But the audible format does not fit for this book unless you have an eidetic memory and can both visualize the board and listen to and remember strings of algebraic chess moves being given out. If you (as I do) listen while driving in the car, you will not be able to follow the discussion of the moves. I will buy this book in physical format so that I can follow along.

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Recommended to all

Loved the book! Written in a very entertaining style. Very beneficial especially if you play along with the games in a separate board. . It has greatly elevated my approach to playing winning chess! Very nice book must buy it !

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Can you download the examples?

So much seems to be explained by diagram but if there’s no diagram attached as pdf then I would like a refund. Thx

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Reading errors and missing diagrams

I found some errors in the games. I cannot tell if it is reading errors from the narrator, or in the original book. No spoken diagrams for puzzles, which make them useless. If there is a diagram, it can be read, by telling on which squares the pieces are. I recommend that chess books be read by narrators who have a knowledge of the game and notation. I cannot recommend this book as it is right now.

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A complete package

I found this book is a complete training of Chess, very easy, very precise and good chance of learning more about this game. In short for beginners this book is a complete package.

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Absolutely amazing book

This is the most helpful chess book I have listen so far, as it has grounded all of my moves in solid methodology. Absolutely the only book I'd recommend to anyone wanting to learn to play chess.

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I love this book so much and want others to enjoy it. I've recommended this book. This book really helps with my chess skills.

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  • 10-10-20

Happy to got this

I am very glad to get this book, the author explained every hidden tips and strategies that can help to improve your game in detail.

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  • David.N
  • 05-05-21

Best guide

A best guide book for beginners like me, I learn many tips. The voice of this book is very clear and easy to understand.

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  • Geert
  • 04-19-21

Recommended

This is an exceptional learning perceptible for us. This is an exceptionally accommodating aide for a novice chess player.

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  • Logan
  • 10-10-20

Complete learning

For beginners like me this book is a good start, very easy steps. The author guide every tips in more detail that is easy to understand.

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