Nine information-packed chapters and twenty-two diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. You'll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation. Cantrell also introduces the basic concepts and strategies of middle and endgame play. Victor Boriskoff says, "For a beginner, this is the best chess book on the market! Recommended.