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Pandolfini, Bruce

Overview
Works: 79 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 7,110 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1446, 794.1
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Most widely held works about Bruce Pandolfini
 
Most widely held works by Bruce Pandolfini
Chess thinking by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For every chess player's library, Bruce Pandolfini has created the ultimate reference -- a visual dictionary of over 1,000 moves, rules, strategies, and concepts from algebraic notation to zugzwang. For the new player needing clarification on a certain position to the expert boning up on more obscure strategies, Chess Thinking covers the ABCs of chess as they've never been covered before. - Back cover
The chess book by Jane Sarnoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text accompanied by illustrations and diagrams introduces the rules and basic strategy of playing chess
The chess doctor by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and describes 100 of the most common weaknesses that can afflict intermediate and advanced chess players and offers specific examples and diagrams for overcoming the problems
The winning way : the how, what, and why of opening stratagems by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's play chess! : a step-by-step guide for beginners by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents chess fundamentals in numbered statements in graded sequence with 198 diagrams
Beginning chess by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three hundred chess problems for beginners, each of which requires no more than ten pieces on the board and can be solved in one move, covering eleven tactical themes including forks, pins, traps, and direct checkmates
Pandolfini's ultimate guide to chess by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With interesting, insightful notes on famous players and positions, as well as Pandolfini's personal thoughts on computer chess and the future of chess, this will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come
Weapons of chess : an omnibus of chess strategy by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words. Arranged alphabetically for easy use and based mainly on pawn formation, the incredibly detailed and thorough entries in this book talk a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as "doubled pawn, " "bishops vs. knights, " and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game
Pandolfini's endgame course by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes a variety of endgames, discusses strategy, and looks at confrontations between unlike pieces
Chess openings : traps and zaps by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 202 short chess openers, arranged by type and difficulty level, describing each one's central tactic and explaining how the loser in each scenario could have changed his strategy
The ABCs of chess : invaluable, detailed lessons for players at all levels by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the basic tactics and strategies of chess and offers tips on how to improve chess playing skills
Bobby Fischer's outrageous chess moves by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess target practice : battle tactics for every square on the board by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how to successfully attack an opponent's positions in chess
Pandolfini's chess complete by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasparov's winning chess tactics : how he thinks, how he chooses by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of Chess life and review( Book )

in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's play chess! : a step-by-step guide for all first-time players by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents chess fundamentals in numbered statements arranged in graded sequence with 198 diagrams
More chessercizes : checkmate! by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred checkmate exercises, arranged by degree of difficulty, include techniques to develop creative chess skills
Every move must have a purpose : strategies from chess for business and life by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chessercizes by Bruce Pandolfini( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses positions from actual matches to test the reader's grasp of chess strategy, including mating nets and attacks, forks, double attacks, pins, skewers, overloads, and promotions
 
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Alternative Names
Bruce Pandolfini American chess player

Bruce Pandolfini Amerikaans schaker

Pandolfini, ...

Брюс Пандольфини

بروس باندولفيني، 1947-

パンドルフィーニ, ブルース

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The chess doctorThe winning way : the how, what, and why of opening stratagemsBeginning chessPandolfini's ultimate guide to chessWeapons of chess : an omnibus of chess strategyPandolfini's endgame courseChess openings : traps and zapsThe ABCs of chess : invaluable, detailed lessons for players at all levels