WorldCat Identities

Barden, Leonard

Overview
Works: 52 works in 187 publications in 4 languages and 2,015 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biographies  Rules 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: GV1452, 794.159
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leonard Barden
Bobby Fischer's chess games by Bobby Fischer( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and enlarged edition of the complete tournament record of the new World Chess Champion." -- Front cover
Play better chess with Leonard Barden by Leonard Barden( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to chess moves and tactics simply explained by Leonard Barden( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book you'll find out how easy chess is to learn. The exposition is clear and informal and strikes a rather unique level. Whereas most introductory manuals are either sketchy and undeveloped or else lose the reader in a maze of technical detail, this volume is one of the very few intermediate accounts. It covers the most elementary procedures and also takes you through the development of basic strategic notions. Written by a well-known British master and chess correspondent, it packs an amazing amount of material into its pages, and it gives you a quick, easy-to-follow, full course of instruction. The first part of the book explains the rules, describes the pieces and their possible moves, and shows how games are won, lost, or drawn. Miscellaneous terms are defined. Numerous examples and crystal-clear diagrams illustrate the textual account and help give novices a firm grasp of fundamentals; beginners can read through these 30-some pages and then sit down and start to play immediately.The rest of the book concentrates on the development of skills by the use of general tactical principles. Barden handles the problems of openings effectively: he discusses actual game situations in detail and shows what and what not to do - and why; then he looks into two typical openings fairly thoroughly (the Hungarian Defense and the Queen's Gambit). The middle and endgame are also examined with respect to common situations and ways of dealing with them. The emphasis throughout on the isolation of patterns and recurrent positions (and away from memorization) gives the beginner greater understanding and flexibility. The final two chapters analyze a full game, telling why each move was made. No handier or more effective introduction is available in English. A brief study of this book and a few practice games will make you appreciate the enthusiasm of your friends and of hundreds of thousands all over the world for this fascinating pastime
How to play the endgame in chess by Leonard Barden( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How good is your chess? : Rate your skill and improve your strategy by participating in 35 master games by Leonard Barden( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King's Indian Defence by Leonard Barden( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ruy Lopez; winning chess with 1 P-K4 by Leonard Barden( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to chess by Leonard Barden( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The games of Robert J. Fischer by Bobby Fischer( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern chess miniatures by Leonard Barden( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One move and you're dead! by Erwin Brecher( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Die spanische Partie by Leonard Barden( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to chess openings by Leonard Barden( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess : 80 classic problems : one move and you're dead! by Leonard Barden( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chess problems book in which every answer is one single move. But not just any move. Every puzzle in this book has been specially selected by two experts for its level of excitement and contribution to the greatest mind game of them all. All of the games are real, and many are absolute classics that have been overlooked for one reason or another
Nigel Short, chess prodigy : his career and best games by David Short( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Barden's chess puzzle book : an evening standard chess book by Leonard Barden( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Batsford chess puzzle book by Leonard Barden( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Openings for the club player by T. D Harding( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the chess openings by Leonard Barden( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Master game by Jeremy James( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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One move and you're dead! Chess : 80 classic problems : one move and you're dead!
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How good is your chess? : Rate your skill and improve your strategy by participating in 35 master gamesThe games of Robert J. FischerOne move and you're dead!Chess : 80 classic problems : one move and you're dead!The Batsford chess puzzle book
Alternative Names
Barden, L. W. 1929-

Barden, L. W. (Leonard W.), 1929-

Barden, L. W. (Leonard William), 1929-

Barden, Leonard W. 1929-

Barden, Leonard William 1929-

Leonard Barden ajedrecista británico

Leonard Barden axedrecista británicu

Leonard Barden britischer Schachspieler, Kolumnist und Autor

Leonard Barden Brits schaker

Leonard Barden English chess player, columnist, author, and promoter

Leonard Barden Joueur d'échecs anglais

Барден, Леонард английский шахматист

バーデン, レナード

レナード・バーデン

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