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Chess Thinking

The Visual Dictionary of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies and Concepts

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From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes the ultimate chess reference—a visual dictionary of over 1,000 moves, rules, strategies, and concepts.

For new players needing clarification on a certain position to an expert brushing up on more obscure strategies, Chess Thinking covers the ABC’s of chess as never before—from algebraic notation to zugzwang.

Comprehensive, illustrated with 140 detailed drawings, and written with exceptional clarity, this is an indispensable guide to any player ready to make a move and belongs on the shelf of every chess player’s library.

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.

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