John Nunn has built up a worldwide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the internet, and start winning; Topics include; the Rules of Chess, Chess Notation, How to win material, Attacking play, The Opening, The Middle Game, The Endgame and Chess Psychology.