Concise Chess: The Compact Guide for Beginners - John Emms
Are you intrigued by chess, but dont know how to play? Or have you played a little, but are still unsure of some of the rules? Then this is the book for you! 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 the reader through all the crucial aspects of learning the game: the rules; the pieces; check and checkmate; chess notation; how to win; attacking; defending; openings; middlegame; endgame; Read this book and you will acquire the confidence and knowledge you need to tackle an opponent over the board.
About the Author
John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England in various team tournaments. He has many works to his name, and is also a co-author of the very popular openings bible "Nunn's Chess Openings.