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How to play chess : lessons from an international master / Jeremy Silman.

Silman, Jeremy. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).


Learn chess from an international master and renowned teacher in these intensively illustrated, easy-to-understand lessons for players at all levels. Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class chess teacher, writer, and player who has won the U.S. Open, The National Open, and the American Open.

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  • ISBN: 9781629972060
  • ISBN: 1629972061
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 401 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Virginia : Great Courses, The Teaching Company, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Course workbook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, how the pieces move, algebraic notation, lesson guides, and bibliographical references (pages 396-401).
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. lesson 1. World of chess ; lesson 2. Secrets of the pawns and knights ; lesson 3. Casting, checkmate, chess engines, draws ; lesson 4. Must-know tactical patterns in chess ; lesson 5. Chess combinations and kings in check ; lesson 6. Checkmate! Back-rank, smothered, and more -- disc 2. lesson 7. Checkmate against a castled king ; lesson 8. Legendary attacking greats of chess ; lesson 9. A cascade of short, brutal chess games! ; lesson 10. Chess heroes of the Romantic Age ; lesson 11. Open files and the positional rook ; lesson 12. Pawns : the positional soul of chess -- Disc 3. lesson 13. Positional weaknesses and targets in chess ; lesson 14. Closed and open positions on the chessboard ; lesson 15. Chess statics vs. dynamics : an eternal battle ; lesson 16. Using chessboard imbalances to create plans ; lesson 17. Legendary teachers who transformed chess ; lesson 18. Chess endgames and the king's magical powers -- Disc 4. lesson 19. Kings and pawns in next-level endgames ; lesson 20. Triangulation and two critical rook endgames ; lesson 21. Chess openings : the right and wrong way ; lesson 22. Chess psychology and the known unknown ; lesson 23. Chess amateur's mind ; lesson 24. Picking a chess hero.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Jeremy Silman, international master.
System Details Note:
Subject: Chess.
Genre: Instructional films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold DVD 794.1 HOW (Text) 30000025092572 Videos Checked out 06/06/2024

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