Starting Chess

starting chess

This is one of the simplest books ever written on how to play chess!

Part one deals with how the chessmen move and capture; the objects of the game; what is checkmate; and the values of the different chessmen. Everything is described step by step, with plenty of examples, simple exercises and several diagrams at every stage.

Part two is an introduction to the main ways in which the chessmen can be used to win your opponent's pieces. Again, the many examples, with diagrams, illustrate the most commonly used variations.

There is just enough in this book to enable you to play your first few games of chess with a clear understanding  of the way the chessmen move and the rules of the game. Whatever your age and whatever your knowledge of chess, this is the self-tutor to get you started.