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An Invitation to Chess

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An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples. About the Authors Kenneth Harkness was the inventor of the Chess Rating System. He was for many years the editor of Chess Review magazine, ...more
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Published March 27th 1985 by Touchstone (first published January 1st 1945)
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Vittorio Ambrosetti
Aug 31, 2014 Vittorio Ambrosetti rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in learning chess.
Probably one of the best books for someone who is just starting out at chess. The rules of the game are very clearly explained, and the strategy of the game is also discussed.
I have been playing chess as an amateur for quite a few years and I have read lots of books aimed at beginners: this one I still consider the best of them all because it taught me the basics of strategy.
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This is a chess book, not a novel. It's a great way to learn chess, though. My grandfather read it 50 years ago and passed it on to me.
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