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 Post subject: Help requested: Pandolfini reference
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:41 am 
I vaguely recall a book by Bruce Pandolfini about chess (of course) that included a lengthy entry about each square on the chessboard. I can't think of an example but it was more or less like this: a particular square was typically the jumping off point (say) for a knight aimed at the enemy squares. As I remember it, every square was listed together with its typical functions or occupants some time after the game had started. Of course I don't mean that a1 contained the white rook. It was more like certain squares had typical key functions and visitors. Can anyone help? The book might have been called Chess Complete or somesuch.


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 Post subject: Re: Help requested: Pandolfini reference
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:38 pm 
Alastair_Allan wrote:
I vaguely recall a book by Bruce Pandolfini about chess (of course) that included a lengthy entry about each square on the chessboard. I can't think of an example but it was more or less like this: a particular square was typically the jumping off point (say) for a knight aimed at the enemy squares. As I remember it, every square was listed together with its typical functions or occupants some time after the game had started. Of course I don't mean that a1 contained the white rook. It was more like certain squares had typical key functions and visitors. Can anyone help? The book might have been called Chess Complete or somesuch.



Is it "Chess Target Practice: Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board"? It's a book of problems, organized by square. Here's an overview of all Pandolfini books.
http://www.bookfinder.com/author/bruce-pandolfini/
I don't think you mean "Pandolfini's Chess Complete : The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game, from History to Strategy"; it doesn't seem to be "square" based.


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 Post subject: Re: Help requested: Pandolfini reference
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:42 am 
Jeroen wrote:
Alastair_Allan wrote:
I vaguely recall a book by Bruce Pandolfini about chess (of course) that included a lengthy entry about each square on the chessboard. I can't think of an example but it was more or less like this: a particular square was typically the jumping off point (say) for a knight aimed at the enemy squares. As I remember it, every square was listed together with its typical functions or occupants some time after the game had started. Of course I don't mean that a1 contained the white rook. It was more like certain squares had typical key functions and visitors. Can anyone help? The book might have been called Chess Complete or somesuch.



Is it "Chess Target Practice: Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board"? It's a book of problems, organized by square. Here's an overview of all Pandolfini books.
http://www.bookfinder.com/author/bruce-pandolfini/
I don't think you mean "Pandolfini's Chess Complete : The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game, from History to Strategy"; it doesn't seem to be "square" based.


Many thanks, Jeroen; your suggestion is indeed a very useful square-based book. But I vaguely recall an appendix by Mr P listing all the squares and noting each one's typical function. Maybe it all exists in my imagination!


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