Make the first move with National Master Bruce Pandolfini in this accessible guide for beginner players. Pandolfini has taught the game of chess to hundreds of players of all ages and levels. "Beginning Chess" is his collection of lessons for newcomers. What makes this book different from others of its kind is its simplicity. Every problem can be answered in one move, and no problem requires more than ten pieces on the board. The most common tactical themes are featured, including forks, pins, skewers, underminings, x-rays and traps – giving the novice a well-rounded introduction to the game.