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Little Chess Express
For elementary school players. E-mail
the editor, Tyler Spitzer.
For Information about Middle School and High School Chess, visit the Washington
High School Chess Association website
RECOMMENDED BOOKS / MAGAZINES
FOR THE CHESSPLAYER
U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess-- Bill
Goichberg, et al; 4th Edition; Paperback; US $16.00 ($9.35 through USCF).
Also available at bookstores.
- The rules of the game, written by the US Chess Federation.
Chess Tactics For Students - John
A. Bain; Large Paperback; US $14.95 ($12.95 through USCF). You can
also e-mail Mr. Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Many of the clubs in SW Washington use this book as a great starting point
for teaching chess tactics. Highly praised, this book teaches basic tactics such
as: Pins, Back Rank Combinations, Knight Forks, Double Attacks, Discovered
Checks, Double Checks, Discovered Attacks, Skewers, Double Threats,
Promoting Pawns, Removing the Guard, Perpetual Check, and Zugzwang.
This book is in a nice workbook format and there are numerous example problems and
solutions for each of the tactics the book teaches.
Comprehensive Chess Course, Pelts/Alburt; Large Paperback; 7 Separate
Volumes by Roman Pelts, Lev Alburt, Palatnik & Krogius) All 7 volumes
may be purchased separately. Entire set is $112 through USCF.
- The series takes a player "from beginner to Master".
How To Reassess Your Chess, by IM Jeremy Silman. Paperback; US
$17.95 ($17.25 through USCF)
- This book is already a classic in the field. Top players and
teachers recommend this book. For more serious players.
1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations, by Fred Reinfeld.
Paperback; US $10.00 ($8.60 through USCF)
- Studying this book will sharpen tactical skills considerably. Highly
Northwest Chess - The Journal of the Washington & Oregon Chess
This magazine is a benefit of membership in either the Washington or Oregon
Chess Federations. Annual Adult Membership dues are $20; Junior Membership
dues (under 20) are $13.00. This magazine is virtually required if a
player wishes to play in tournaments in the Northwest. Great information,
games, news and other items of interest. Send check for
subscription/membership to: Russell Miller, Business Manager; P.O. Box 84746,
Seattle, Washington 98124-6046. Or, you can e-mail Mr. Miller at
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