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Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book a complete beginner will be ready to take on opponents over the board or online.
Topics include the rules of chess, notation, winning material, attacking the enemy king, chess openings, middlegames, endgames and chess psychology.
The author, Grandmaster John Nunn, has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989.
Published 2000, softback, 192 pages.