I would recommend this book to any beginner or intermediate player (up to 1800 maybe) of any age.
This is a good book to explain why--that's the key concept--certain moves are played, and the themes, strategies & principles behind those moves.
This book was recommended to me many years ago by a chess book store owner when I was just starting to get serious about chess.
Just started reading but very pleased so far as I'm a beginner with very limited experience with the game. Easy to follow and very.. Logical..Published 1 day ago by Alpha264
Like many beginners, I bought this book expecting some kind of chess decision making algorithm. It doesn't have that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harold J
GREAT BOOK !! I BOUGHT IT FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO JUST STARED PLAYING .THIS BOOK IS GREAT AS A 'THEORY' TEACHING TOOL AS IT ANNOTATES EVERY MOVE !! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Moses
I've played chess for many years, still I'm no grandmaster nor even a master but I do love chess books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Victor 890
This book is fantastic. Chernev's explanations are clear and, strangely, very engaging. I would never have thought to describe the advance of a pawn as "a bayonet thrust,"... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sven