This book is a simple, practical introduction to advanced chess skills. With easy-to-follow instruction from internation grandmaster, David Norwood, it explains winning techniques for each stage of the game, including sections on tactics, the art of sacrifice and successful planning. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs and colourful move-by-move diagrams, There are tests, tips and trivia too, as well as a comprehensive glossary of chess terms. Details about chess organizations and competitive chess are also included. For any player wanting to learn the secrets of top-class chess, this is the ideal guide.