Notation: Chapters 1-8
1. Winning Moves Simple Tactics and how to find them. Simple Tactics Quiz. Alexander McDonnell and Adolf Anderssen.
2. A Quiet Opening The Giuoco Pianissimo - theory and games. Paul Morphy.
3. Winning in the Opening Part 1 The Fatal Diagonal. Queen Forks. Quiz on Chapters 2 & 3. Other replies to e2-e4. Wilhelm Steinitz
4. Queening a Pawn Part 1 King and Pawn v King. Quiz on King and Pawn v King. Emanuel Lasker and his challengers.
5. Mating Combinations Standard Combinations leading to Mate. Quiz. Jose Raul Capablanca and Sammy Reshevsky
6. A Lively Opening Giuoco Piano - theory and games. Alexander Alekhine.
7. Winning in the Opening Part 2 Trouble on the e-file. The Pawn Fork. Quiz on Chapters 6 & 7. Mikhail Botvinnik.
8. Queening a Pawn Part 2 King and Pawn Endings. Quiz. Vasily Smyslov and Mikhail Tal.
Notation: Chapters 9-16
9. An Exciting Opening The Two Knights Defence - theory and games. Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky.
10. Simple Combinations Elementary sacrifices and combinations. Quiz. How to play against other first moves. Bobby Fischer.
11. Winning in the Opening Part 3 Explosion on f7. Legall's Mate. Other Traps. Quiz on Chapters 9 & 11. Scotch and 2-move Chess. Anatoly Karpov.
12. Endings with an Extra Piece How to win endings when you're a piece ahead. Quiz. Garry Kasparov.
13. A Gambit Opening Danish Gambit - theory and games. Quiz. Pocket Knight and Blindfold Chess. Women's Chess - Vera Menchik and Xie Jun.
14. More Difficult Combinations More Difficult Sacrifices and Combinations - some famous examples. Quiz. Nigel Short and Michael Adams.
15. Endings Without Pawns Mating with Two Bishops and Bishop and Knight. Other endings without Pawns. Quiz. Vladimir Kramnik and Judit Polgar.
16. Some More Gambits King's Gambit. Vienna Game. Evans Gambit. Quiz. Exchange Chess. Kriegspiel. Peter Leko and Luke McShane.
Answers to Quizzes