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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    hhrman

    THE PAPER BACK BOOK BOBBY FISHER TEACHES CHESS IS BY FAR THE

    EASIEST TO USE AND HAS BEEN HELPFUL TO ME TO SEE CHECKMATE IN 2 OR 3 MOVES AND I RECOMMEND IT TO ANY CHESS PLAYERS WANTING TO IMPROVE!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    nimzovich

    It has been over 40 years since I saw that book.

    As a novice, I apprecited what I gained from it, but even then felt the book overstressed back rank mates.

    Maybe for good reason.

    Glad to read that it was beneficial to others!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    nimzovich

    An excellent alternative is Chernev's and Reinfeld's "Winning Chess: How to See Three Moves Ahead."

    While out of print, this oldie is divided into chapters covering pins, forks, double attack, discovered attack, double check, overworked piece, removing the guard, no retreat, skewer, queening combinations, back rank, breaking communication, surprise moves, combined operation, checkmate designs, self defense, followed by illustrative games.

    The authors talk the reader through several examples in the chapters, then turns the reader loose on exercises.

    Very readable, very instructive. (My copy was purchased many years ago for...$1.95.

    The downside: descriptive notation.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    jdthompson

    nimzovich wrote:

    An excellent alternative is Chernev's and Reinfeld's "Winning Chess: How to See Three Moves Ahead."

    While out of print, this oldie is divided into chapters covering pins, forks, double attack, discovered attack, double check, overworked piece, removing the guard, no retreat, skewer, queening combinations, back rank, breaking communication, surprise moves, combined operation, checkmate designs, self defense, followed by illustrative games.


    I haven't read the book you posted about but Susan Polgar's Chess Tactics For Champions sounds very similar.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    hhrman

    I have had bobby fisher book 25 + years and loaned it to a friend @ work we play at lunch he's gone through the book 3 or 4 times & is seeing better & making less mistakes ... thanks to all for replies and comments. hhrman

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    hackcomic

    the susan polgar books rule

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    PawnFork

    With the Fischer book, I too think it's great.  It gets you into the habit of looking for mate and leads to more intuitive play.

     

    Personally, I can go for any book of problems.  You can use the patterns you learn, and nothing helps you learn rough and tumble tactics like problems.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    boredinhb

    you smell funny

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Hugh_T_Patterson

    I recommend "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" to my beginning students, especially younger students because it cuts right to the heart of the matter. The "Chess Kids Book of Tactics" is also a good choice. The problem with many chess books, at least for newer players, is a lack of clear, easy to understand explanations. Fischer's book gets right to the point! Thanks for the posting!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    CrecyWar

    I have a signed copy. Btw I work near Beach & Telbert.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    aidin299

    The best point for beginning is tactics .....the first tactics which a newbe can learn and been motivated are checkmates......the most straight and uncomplex and understandable checkmates are those back rank mates. so Bobby's book is an excellent point for start !
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    VirtuaCop

    Is there also a video about this book?

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #13

    power_2_the_people

    I have this book in a french translation. Very good.

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #14

    Dadg777

    Shouldn't this be in the Bump forum?  Kidding  Laughing

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #15

    Chicken_Monster

    That Fisher book is VERY helpful to me, as a relative beginner.

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #16

    Chicken_Monster

    Chicken_Monster wrote:

    That Fisher book is VERY helpful to me, as a relative beginner.

    I'm halfway through, and don't know what to read next though...


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