Product Description Master the ancient art of chess, the game of kings. Now, novice players can learn quickly and at a glance the key techniques and classic moves of the chess masters. This edition includes basic and advanced tactics, combinations, sacrifices, pawn structures, and annotated illustrations to help players of every level hold their own against more advanced players. This book also includes:, Over 300 examples of attacking and defensive strategies for the opening, middle and end phases of the game NEW: Master Challenges at the end of each section to reinforce practical knowledge and hone skills NEW: "How to Win" quick-reference summary helps players start winning immediately NEW: Game Analysis section that includes a selection of groundbreaking games that can be played again and again--so players learn from the greatest players of all timeIt's a comprehensive and compact reference that will find a ready place in school and private chess clubs. This book will also be a favorite among individuals who wish to discover chess as a pleasurable way to spend a social evening. Review "For those new to chess, or for those who want to improve their game, it is often hard to find a starting point. Yet chess expert Eade's (The Chess Player's Bible) latest is a solid choice. VERDICT Overall, this is an excellent first book for the novice player or as a text for a school or library chess club." -- School Library Journal About the Author James Eade has written several books about chess, including the bestselling Chess for Dummies. As a player, he was awarded the title of Chess Master by the USCF in 1981 and by FIDE in 1993. He is currently President of the U.S. Chess Trust. Al Lawrence is the Director of the Texas Tech Chess Program and former Executive Director of the USCF and World Chess Hall of Fame. Al is an award-winning author, journalist, and editor.