by Warren Wilkinson, Bill Alexander
Publisher: Wikibooks 2008
Number of pages: 84
Chess is an ancient strategy game originated in India. It is played by two individuals on an 8x8 grid. The objective is to maneuver one's pieces so as to trap the opposing king in "checkmate". This book will cover the basic pieces of chess, before going on to some more advanced topics.
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