CPB is beautifully organized and presented in such a logical manner that even the most hopeless beginner (me) would not walk away without saying 'oh, that's why' a hundred time over. If you've ever sat at the chessboard at the end of the game, and thought what the heck just happened to me, this is the book for you.
The best thing about this book is the pictures. If you have ever tried to read a chess book filled with notation, you will appreciate the pictures in this book. Each set of plays is shown with real pieces on a chess board. The notation is very minimal, but the number of games is amazing. It covers openings, development, endgame, and lots of "how to checkmate" with different pieces. I bought it for my 9-year-old daughter, who has read it cover to cover. She has improved dramatically since she read this book, and both my husband and I have to think HARD to beat her now. (He has actually lost a few, and she stalemated me once.) None of us are true chess experts, but certainly for improving from total beginner to an adequate/good player, this is a very, very nice book.BY:ebook777.com