Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Daily Mail Basic Chess

A comprehensive and jargon-free guide to the rules and tactics

Daily Mail



In stock
Ready to ship


25 May 2021
Now anyone can play chess with this straightforward, jargon-free introduction. Written especially for beginners, it's the most comprehensive manual available and includes everything from explanations of each piece to orchestrating endgames. In addition to expert advice, simple instructions, and more than 200 easy-to-follow diagrams, novices will find: basic tactical principles, aggressive openings, the top-ten traps and attacks, specimen games to learn and crib from, and a test your chess IQ section.

Basic Chess is the book you need to master the game.
Imprint:   Octopus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 124mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   169g
ISBN:   9780600637189
ISBN 10:   0600637182
Pages:   240
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Levens is a Professional Chess Coach and experienced player. Accredited by the English Chess Federation, he once ranked in the top 50 players in Britain and was the head coach to national junior chess teams, including Nottingham Primary Schools Chess Association, who were national champions in 2009 and 2010. The Daily Mail is one of the UK's most popular daily newspapers, with a daily circulation of 1.2 million readers. Its website, MailOnline is one of the world's largest English-language news websites, and as of January 2020, it has 24.9 million monthly visits. Over 1.2 million readers do the Daily Mail puzzles each day, and the Daily Mail's quick crossword series has sold over 440,000 copies to-date.

See Also