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The World of Chess

Lecture no. 1 from the course: How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master

The World of Chess

Taught by Professor Jeremy Silman | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Crossing lines of social class, language barriers, and national boundaries, played in family living rooms and local chess parlors and online games around the world, chess is a truly universal pastime. Discover the basics of the game and how it began; what each piece is worth and how it moves; and the mathematical notation that allows players to record games, learn from mistakes, and improve.

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