This book offers a complete, concise introduction to the rules and basic strategies of chess, perfect both for people completely new to the game and for beginners who know a little about the game but want to improve their skills. Author Nigel Short quickly explains the rules of chess and how to use chess notation; diagrams on every page make it easy to follow along. Frequent chess problems accompany the text, helping readers make sure they're fully absorbing the book's information. Once the basics are covered, readers will learn about opening moves, defending against attacks, special tactics, checkmating opponents, and more. Buying this book is the right move for anyone interested in chess!