The authors explain in a logical and easily understandable way the basic rules of chess, how the pieces move and some of the more fundamental ideas of chess strategy. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of numerous illustrations and clear diagrams to emphasize and supplement the various points made in the text. No prior knowledge is assumed by the authors. By the time that the reader has worked through the book he should have a good grasp of the basic principles of chess.
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David Levy is an International Chess Master and a prolific chess writer. He became famous in the computer world as a result of a bet, started in 1968, that he would not lose a chess match against a computer program within 10 years - in 1978 he won the bet which then stood at £1,250. His computing career began at Glasgow University, where he taught Algol programming and Artificial Intelligence during the early 1970s. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on computer chess, and is Chairman of a London-based software house which specializes in programming intelligent games.Language Notes:
Text: English, Russian (translation)
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