Let's Play Chess: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Players - Pandolfini
136 pages, paperback
Subtitled: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Players
In this updated and revised second edition of Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play.
Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing. Maybe it's because you become a general who directs an army against your opponent in an exciting battle of wits. Whatever the reason, chess is challenging and fascinating.
I have tried to be as plain and direct as possible. To make your journey a smooth one, the fundamentals have been broken down into short, logical statements. Each idea is numbered, ordered, and clearly stated. For the most part, statements are linked in graded sequence with the easier ones preceding the harder. The format is unique and easy to follow. You should feel yourself learning step by step.
You will see how chess players think about their moves. Where desirable, explanation has replaced calculation. The stress is on understanding, not memory and there are plenty of diagrams for almost every idea. - From the Introduction by Bruce Pandolfini.
Bruce Pandolfini is been one of the most popular chess writers in the world for more than four decades. He has written on all aspects of the game and his work with prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the film 'Searching for Boby Fischer'