An Invitation to Chess by Irving Chernev

By Irving Chernev

A call for participation to Chess is likely to be the main winning chess ebook ever written, with revenues of over 100,000. it's a simple rookies ebook, beginning with the strikes of the items and swiftly advancing to extra advanced difficulties and examples.

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The area to the left of this line is called the "'Queen,s siden of the board and the men in this area are known as Queen-side pieces. t is called the ('King's side'> and the men in this are a a1·e King-side pieces. looks, t\vo Knights and t\vo B ish ops. These pieces, on the Queen's side, are called the Queen-Rook, Queen-Knight and Queen-Bishop The corresponding pieces on the King's side are called the King-Rook,. King-Knight and KingBishop. Each player has eight Pawns and these are identified by naming them after the �'files�� on which they stand.

Rd square on the King-Bishop's file and is \vritten: 5 Kt-KB3 0 • I The names of the files are permanent. i no 1natter where the Bishops n1ay move later in the game. Black' s Fiftl1 Move Black n1oves his Bishop and "pins" the \\Thite Knight. If the Knight were to n1ove, the Bishop could capture \Vhite:rs all­ powerful Queen. BLACK THUS defends his threatened King's Pa\vn indirectly by making it unprofitable for vVhite to capture with his Knight. Black would gladly give up his Pawn and Bishop to gain the White Queen.

1-lo\vever, �'Pa,vn to Bishop 3,,. clearly identifies the move because tr1is could not m ean "Pa\vn to Kiug­ Bishop 3"-an illegal inove. P-B3 is suffi­ Hence) 8 cient. It is not necessary to P-QB3. \Vrite 8 . . . � 'White's Ninth Move White captures the Black Pa,vn \Vith l1is Queen's Pa�vn! Has White forgotten that his Queen is attacked by the Black Bishop? W1nTE's or be described as "Pa\vn takes Bishop's Pa\vnn Pa,vn takes Pa\vn;" Using the latter) the 1nove is MOVE can "Queen1s \vritten: Equally 9 QPxP • • • correct is 9 PxBP.

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