Chess is sometimes perceived as a difficult game, but with this step-by-step guide, full of hints and tips, players will revel in their new-found skills. * A complete guide to the history, techniques and tactics of chess. Includes advice on how to lay deadly traps, plan cunning moves, launch effective attacks and defend your pieces to ensure a winning result. Internet links allow players to play games online to test their skills. Written in conjunction with Grand Master Jonathan Rowson. * Learning to play chess is great for developing skills of memory and analysis; understanding cause, consequence and planning ahead. Also, playing games in general is important for children to learn about sharing, discipline and following rules. * Presented in an accessible and engaging way, this classic guide is just as suitable for adults as it is for children.