Routledge Chess Handbooks

An Introduction to Chess by Leonard Barden BOOK II Further Steps in Chess by Owen Hindle Lessons in Chess Strategy by W. H. Cozens BOOK IV Basic Chess Openings by P. H. Clarke BOOK V Chess Tactics and Techniques by W. R. Hartston BOOK VI Practical Chess Endgames by David Hooper First published 1968 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited Broadway House, 68-74, Carter Lane London, E.C.4 Printed in Great Britain by C. Tinling & Co. Ltd Liverpool, London and Prescot No part of this book may be...

Introduction

A game of chess is considered to have three phases an opening, a middlegame and an endgame. These are loose terms, which we use for the sake of convenience. Often there is no distinct borderline between one phase and the next, while sometimes the third on rare occasions even the second may never be reached. During the opening ten or so moves the players concern themselves with the mobilisation of their forces this is a comparatively quiet phase. The real contact between the respective armies...