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Essential Checkmating Strategies and Techniques

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From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes essential checkmating strategies and techniques for players of any level.

From America’s premier chess teacher comes an invaluable new guide to essential checkmating strategies and techniques. In 70 short games, many of which are tournament classics never-before analyzed instructionally, Bruce Pandolfini shares the secrets of checkmate, explaining the games and providing quizzes and problems that will test and hone the reader’s skills in this vital area of play.

Using teaching techniques from his many years as an instructor and national-class coach, Pandolfini educates the advanced amateur, club, and tournament player in the art and science of checkmate.

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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