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Sun Nov 26 2006 8:07AM | edited: 8:11:37 | MsgID: 5657396

I present my review of the following book:

Complete Chess Player
By Fred Reinfeld, Publisher:Fireside

A bit dated (1953) but relevant. Basics for the beginner. Over seventy pages are devoted to openings and fourty pages are illustrative games with commentary. Other topics briefly treated are tactics, end game, and strategy in the middle game. Writing style is clear. However, more diagrams would improve the book's readability. In my opinion the beginning level book Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide To Chess is much more readable and explainations are better.

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