Written by Grandmaster Michael Stean Simple Chess isolates basic elements and illustrates them through master and grand Master games. It breaks down the mystique of strategy into easy-to-understand ideas. Simple Chess concentrates on the simple positional ideas and strategies that present themselves in popular openings and shows how they might be developed with the aid of sample games. More than a lesson in fundamentals Simple Chess illustrates the value of acquiring small permanent advantages and saving the attack for later. Simple Chess has become a chess classic and has been reprinted many times. This edition is a new algebraic edition of the work first published by Faber & Faber London 1978.