A great book for all those who want to learn how to play chess! Starting with the very basics, grandmaster John Nunn tells the reader everything he or she needs to know to become a successful chess player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns the fundamentals of chess step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Topics include: the rules of chess; chess notation; how to win material; attacking play; the opening; the middlegame; the endgame; and chess psychology. Dr. John Nunn, a grandmaster from England, has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess. He is principal author of the definitive one-volume openings encyclopedia, Nunn's Chess Openings.