Chess - A New Introduction Author:John Love In writing this introduction, John Love has discarded the traditional starting point at which the beginner is confronted by 32 pieces at their battle stations. Instead, the beginner is taught to handle each piece in turn, acquiring an understanding of its individual strength and weakness through graded examples and simplified games. Thus he ca... more »n enjoy a form of competitive play right from the start, and eventually, when all the pieces are assembled on the board and play begins, he can maneuver them with ease.
The book continues with simple ideas on openings, tactics, and endgames, and finally, discusses chess notation, both English and algebraic. The result is an eminently clear and attractive approach to this most fascinating of games.« less