Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. 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. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide 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.

"This excellent value for money work provides a good approach to learning chess" - Richard Palliser, HULL CHESS CLUB MAGAZINE

"Learn Chess by Grandmaster Dr John Nunn is ideal for anyone who's just starting out now, with keenness to develop into a successful player" - Paul Motwani, THE SCOTSMAN

"... an excellent primer. The prose is lucid and the presentation systematic; an adult reader with no prior knowledge of the game will be taught all he needs to know" - James Vigus, DRAGON

"An ideal gift for a youngster starting chess" - Alan Borwell, SCOTTISH CORRESPONDENCE CHESS

"There are many things I like about Nunn's book... the book is very reasonably priced, and can only be an encouragement to someone thinking about taking up chess." - Luke McShane, SUNDAY EXPRESS

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Gambit books by John Nunn: 1001 Deadly Checkmates, Endgame Challenge, Grandmaster Chess Move by Move, Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunn’s Best Games, John Nunn’s Chess Course, John Nunn’s Chess Puzzle Book NEW EDITION, Learn Chess,Learn Chess Tactics, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 1, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 2, Secrets of Grandmaster Chess, Secrets of Pawnless Endings, Secrets of Practical Chess NEW EDITION, Secrets of Rook Endings, Solving in Style, Understanding Chess Endgames, Understanding Chess Middlegames,Understanding Chess Move by Move, Vishy Anand: World Chess Champion (with Vishy Anand).