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I. RULES OF THE GAME
INITIAL POSITION
CAPTURE
PAWNS
NOTATION
CHECKMATE
CASTLING
STALEMATE
OTHER KINDS OF DRAWS PERPETUAL CHECK
THE METHOD OF NOTATION
COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE PIECES
ADDITIONAL RULES
II. THE SIMPLEST ENDINGS
THREE STAGES IN CHESS PLAY
MATING A LONE KING
Queen Mates
Mate by Two Rooks
Mate by Rook
Mate by Two Bishops
Mate by Bishop and Knight
Mate by Two Knights
King and Bishop (or Knight) Versus King
King and Pawn Versus King
CONCLUSIONS
POSITIONAL ADVANTAGE
III. SOME BASIC CONCEPTS
THE PIN
DISCOVERED ATTACK
DISCOVERED CHECK
DOUBLE CHECK
VARIATION COMBINATION
IV. HOW TO START A GAME
THE CENTRE
FAST DEVELOPMENT OF PIECES
V. SHORT GAMES AND TRAPS
THE PERFIDIOUS PIN
ATTENTION: SQUARE f7!
AN ILL-STARRED QUEEN
A SUDDEN ENCIRCLEMENT
A MISTAKEN RAID
THE EXULTANT KNIGHT
OPENING FINESSE
A POISONED PAWN
A KNIGHT BETTER THAN A QUEEN
"MODERNISED LEGAL MATE"
PSEUDOSACRIFICE
THE QUEEN AS A SPECTATOR
ROAMING KING
UNPLEASANT SURPRISE
VI. MIDDLE GAME
TYPICAL COMBINATIONS
MATE ON THE FIRST TWO AND LAST TWO RANKS
SMOTHERED MATE
TRAPPING COMBINATIONS
BLOCKING COMBINATIONS
OBSTRUCTION
COMBINATIONS TO DESTROY DEFENCE FORCES
SQUARE CLEARANCE COMBINATIONS
LINE CLEARANCE COMBINATIONS
PAWN PROMOTION COMBINATIONS
COMBINATIONS FOR A DRAW
SEVERAL IDEAS COMBINED
ATTACKING THE KING IN THE CENTRE
COMBINATIONS FOR DESTRUCTION
Sacrifice of Two Bishops
The Attack After Castling on Opposite Sides
ELEMENTS OF POSITIONAL PLAY
The Battle for an Open File and the Seventh Rank
Pressure Along a Semi-Open File
DISTRIBUTION OF PAWNS
WEAK SQUARE
HOW TO EXPLOIT MATERIAL ADVANTAGE
ENDINGS WITH SEVERAL PAWNS
QUEEN AND PAWN VERSUS QUEEN
QUEEN ENDINGS WITH MANY PAWNS
ROOK AND PAWN VERSUS ROOK
ROOK AND TWO PAWNS VERSUS ROOK
QUEEN VERSUS ROOK
ROOK VERSUS MINOR PIECE
ENDINGS WITH BISHOPS AND SEVERAL PAWNS
ENDINGS WITH WHITE AND BLACK BISHOPS
KNIGHT ENDINGS
INTRICATE ENDINGS
VIII. CHESS COMPOSITION
PROBLEMS
ENDGAME STUDIES
IX. THE OPENING
OPEN OPENINGS
Philidor's Defence
PetrofPs Defence
Scotch Game
Giuoco Piano
The Greco Analysis
Two Knights' Defence
King's Gambit
SEMI-OPEN OPENINGS
French Defence
Sicilian Defence
Caro-Kann Defence
Alekhine Defence
Ufimtsev Defence
CLOSED OPENINGS
Queen's Gambit
Veresov's Opening
Group of Indian Defences
Dutch Defence
English Opening
Rlti Opening
Sokolsky Opening
X. CHESS: PAST AND PRESENT
XI. SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES
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