The value of this book goes far beyond the young people for whom it is intend- it is an ideal ""second"" book for anyone who has mastered the first principles. With introductory section giving the history and biographical data -- the facts about match and tournament -- the specially developments through the years, Reinfeld then goes on the game itself. Linking simple diagrams and instructions closely, he teaches the moves of each piece, the special values and the goals. Then follows a section too often omitted on how to record moves, maintain a record, and follow chess diagrams and who and so on in books and newspapers. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 discuss- again with diagrams the opening, the middle game, the end game. And final chapters pose some problems for study and solution- present some classic answers- and give an opportunity to develop initiative in doing it for yourself. This is a book for players to own.