All the moves you need to get into the world's greatest board game. From opening gambits to great endgames, 'Need to Know? - Chess' is the ideal introduction for children or adults.
Chess is a game with an image problem. It is often portrayed as a pursuit for boffiny men with abnormally high brain-power. Written in a simple, jargon-free style, 'Need to Know? - Chess' breaks down the stereotypes and presents the game to a modern audience.
Each piece is individually introduced with its history and the essential rules that determine how it can move and what role it plays in the game. Readers are encouraged to read this book with a chess board in front of them - as each piece is presented, there are mini games to play and puzzles to solve.