Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes,and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. Perfect for players new to the game, the author explains the basics of chess and each piece's characteristics,how they move, their relative value and how they can be used to checkmate opponents. Players also learn the basic concepts of attacking and defending, and the mates and attacks that should be in every beginner's arsenal. In just one reading, readers will learn the possibilities that they previously didn't know existed to open up the exciting world of chess!