An Invitation to Chess Author:Irving Chernev, Kenneth Harkness This chess book is unique in several ways. — It is specifically designed for persons who don't know one chess piece from another. — It gives the beginner a solid foundation and approach to the game through a pictorial presentation of the moves and their meanings. The hundreds of photographs and diagrams instruct the novice simply and forcefully, d... more »oing away with labored and involved explanations which make other books for beginners such tough going.
An Invitation to Chess does not pretend that it can turn beginners into experts. Rather, it is designed to bring the student to a point where he can sit down and play a game with enjoyment and understand what he is doing and how much he still has to learn.
It is an invaluable primer for those tens of thousands of persons who have "always wanted to play the game but never found time to learn."« less