Now you can match wits with world chess champions using this guide to key chess strategies—from America’s leading chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.
Since 1886, the world chess champion has been determined every few years in dramatic head-to-head competitions. From Steinetz to Karpov, the twelve men who have held the title have shared a desire to succeed and a stunning ability to translate this desire into that most definitive and triumphant of moves—checkmate!
You'll discover suspenseful, one-move problems that capture an average of ten games per player in the moment just before the victory-forcing play. Presented in an easy-to-use, interactive format that includes over 100 individual diagrams, the moves are arranged in order of difficulty—from beginning to advanced.
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.