Chess For Beginners by Yelizaveta Orlova

513TFUCf+qL._SX260_Do you know how to play Chess? Do you ever win when you play? I can’t remember the last time I won a Chess game (IF I ever won one), so I am hoping this book will help me with that. The problem is, my husband has been taking online classes to learn Chess strategies AND he’s also checking this book out – so it’s pretty likely I’ll still never win a game.

Whether I win or not, Yelizaveta Orlova’s Chess For Beginners is a winner. There are two things I noticed right from the start when I opened this book – it’s not all pictures, and it has a lot of words in it. Let me explain –

There are tons of pictures inside this book. They are diagrams that let you see the strategy as it plays out. However, there is also a description with each strategy. The descriptions go over why a move is a good one, or why it’s a bad one.

At the start of the book, you get all of the know-how you need to play Chess even if you’ve never played before in your life. You’ll learn the history of Chess too, which is pretty cool (especially if you’re a game nerd like me).

It’s going to take me a few games to really study this book fully, but after one read-through I know it will be beneficial as someone that wishes they were even just a little better at Chess.

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.