Beginning with the very basics, this pocket-sized book is a step-by-step guide to learning chess. Assuming no prior knowledge, Grandmaster John Emms steers readers through all the crucial aspects of learning the game: the rules, the pieces, check and checkmate, chess notation, how to win material, attacking and defending, and the opening, middlegame, and endgame. From this book, chess players will acquire the confidence and knowledge they need to tackle an opponent over the board.
*A pocket-sized book ideal for beginners
*Written by a distinguished chess author
*All the main topics are covered