- This engaging and instructive book contains everything you need to know about chess, from the pieces and the moves through to advanced defence and attack strategies
- Quick-start guides take you through the basics, and you can test your knowledge with puzzle sections throughout
- Learn how to play like a chess master - with examples of plays from champions such as Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer
The Batsford Book of Chess is a landmark, full-colour chess instruction book, ideal for both novices and those wanting to improve their game. The book takes the form of a course, with quick-start guides to help to retain the information you've learned and puzzle sections to let you test yourself as you go. To illustrate more advanced strategy and tactics, author Sean Marsh uses world-class chess 'heroes', such as Anatoly Karpov and Mikhail Tal, to bring the concepts to llte. Easy to follow, but thorough, this book is the essential companion for all budding chess champions.
Sean Marsh has been teaching chess professionally since 1988, and is also a freelance chess writer with many published articles.