The ABCs of Chess


All three groups will rejoice in the richness and clarity of the ABC’s, while learning how they–or their students–can avoid stereotypical thinking, learn to appreciate both the applications and limitations of basic chess concepts, and turn their chess weaknesses into strengths in any given situation.

Read The ABCs of Chess from start to finish to learn the basics. Or, if you are more experienced, turn to the section that will help you correct particular problems in your play, or to Pandolfini’s exceptionally clear and thorough discussion of the endgame. If you are a chess instructor, you will appreciate the many teaching suggestions for students of all levels.