How to be a Winner at Chess Author:Fred Reinfeld This book is the result of 20 years' experience and study; and it is something unique in chess books - an amusing, easily read, and even more easily understood book for the vast majority of "in-between" players, those who have been checkmated too many times or who have been bogged down in the innumerable rules of various experts. — Mr. Reinfeld g... more »ives you 12 basic, simple rules for winning play. All types of checkmates, the relative importance of the chess pieces, and simple, effective strategy are discussed succinctly. There are 3 important chapters on the 3 strongest moves - the check, the capturing threat, and pawn promotion. He always emphasizes practice over theory; he gives you the rulaes and demonstrates exacxtly how you should use them.
For those who don't know the rules or who might have forgotten them, there is a chapter with all the basic rules and moves, and a brief resume of the system of chess notation.« less