The Major Tactics of Chess
by Franklin Knowles Young
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company 1898
Number of pages: 308
Written in 1898, the stated purpose of this book is to elucidate those processes upon which every ruse, trick, artifice, and strategem known in chessplay, is founded; consequently, this treatise is devoted to teaching the student how to win hostile pieces, to queen his pawns, and to checkmate the adverse king. All the processes are determinate, and if the opponent becomes involved in any one of them, he should lose the game.
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by James Mason - Horace Cox
This book is really a complete reference of all aspect of the game and suitable for beginners and casual players. Combinations are analyzed and presented in a practical way, making it easier to discover patterns and see moves ahead more clearly.
by Henry Edward Bird
This work is but a condensation of a much larger one, containing the result of what can be discovered concerning the origin and history of chess, combined with some of my own reminiscences of 46 years past both of chess play and its exponents...
Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. This book assumes that the reader understands the rules of chess. While it is up to the reader whether he should continue, this book lays the foundation for all great chessplayers.
The opening of a game of chess is a battle between two equally matched armies. There is no method that will secure one player a decisive advantage independent from what his opponent does. If there were, no one would play chess.