Chess Movies 1
by Bruce Pandolfini
Publisher: Russell Enterprises, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
Chess Movies offers instructional material with every single
move diagrammed and explained. Thus a chessboard and
pieces are not needed to follow through.
This makes it possible to rely solely on the book itself, as one would with a text on tactics and problems, without having to set up the positions, even though the present volume, Quick Tricks, contains games of ten full moves or more.
It’s almost as if one is sitting in a movie theater, watching the
film roll by, with the narrative carried along by subtitles. But
whereas a film seen in the theater just keeps going, here you
can “stop” the action and take time thinking about what you’re
seeing and what’s being explained to you, as if you were home watching on your own DVD.
In this first offering of the series, Quick Tricks, the reader is
provided with a collection 64 neat traps and shots in the opening, illustrations often stemming from the practice of the world’s best players. There’s a variety too, so that you can sample different openings and variations.
All you have to do is read the beginning paragraph, sit back in
your living room, on your favorite flight, commuter bus or train
ride, and enjoy your way through each informative film. It's also a great way to prepare for upcoming competition. Just find a
comfortable chair and spend a few hours watching, learning and enjoying.
Chess Master Bruce Pandolfini has been one of the most popular chess writers in the world for more than four decades. He has written on all aspects of the game and is also one of the premier chess instructors in the United States.