Bruce Pandolfini (1996)
I wished to focus on students who already play chess and want to sharpen their game. They require a more advanced approach
than rank beginners.
What do these students need to learn? They've absorbed the moves and rules, the object of the game, a few basics, and one or two simple openings. Now they're on their way, ready to travel the bumpy road to checkmate,
along all its divergent paths-not just the mating positions, but many of the standard ways they're brought about.
In order to understand the winning process, it's better to meet up with typical attacks and patterns in actual chess games, where
mate is the natural outcome of logical play. Among the various types of games one can study, I prefer the short, modern kind. They're easier to follow, tactically aggressive, and freshly appealing.
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