Chess "CHESS, Step by Step: From Beginner to Champion" is a guide to the game of chess. The series "Chess, Step by Step: From Beginner to Champion" consists of several volumes and is designed to progressively challenge students and guide them "step by step" along the path of consistent chess improvement. Each volume is broken down into chapters suitable for classroom instruction. This volume, Book 1, explains the moves and rules of the game as well as basic checkmate strategies. Lessons are illustrated by thoroughly explained examples and more than 600 exercises and puzzles.