John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world.
He has carefully selected more than thiry modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of the chess struggle. Virtually very move is explained using words that everyone can understand - jargon is avaoided as far sas possible.
Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on understanding principles, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary to illustrate key strategic and tactical themes.
The book is divided into three main sections:
- Opening themes
- Middlegame themes
- Endgame themes