From opening, middlegame, and endgame strategy, to psychological warfare and tournament tactics, the reader is taken through the thinking behind each essential concept, and through examples, discussions, and diagrams, shown the full impact on the game's direction. Tons of diagrams, examples, sidebars, and sample games illustrating the concepts, plus plenty of plain English, make this book easy-to-read and a joy for players looking to delve deeper into the mysteries of chess and become a better player. Called one of the 10 best chess books ever written, step by step, readers will learn the thinking and concepts behind every aspect of a chess game. An absolute must for players who love the game of chess! The most important concepts, strategies, tactics, wisdom, and thinking that every chess player must know, plus the gold nuggets of knowledge behind every attack and defense, is collected together in one volume.