Chess For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Part I: Laying the Groundwork.
Chapter 1: Tackling the Chess Basics.
Chapter 2: Greeting the Pieces and Their Powers.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Elements of Chess.
Chapter 4: Looking Out for the King: Check, Stalemate, and Checkmate.
Part II: Gaining Chess Know-How.
Chapter 5: Tactics and Combinations in Hand-to-Hand Combat.
Chapter 6: Sacrifices: When It’s Better to Give than to Receive.
Chapter 7: Mastering Mating Patterns.
Chapter 8: Building Pattern Recognition.
Chapter 9: Recognizing Pawn Formations.
Chapter 10: Making Special Moves.
Part III: Game Time: Putting Your Chess Foot Forward.
Chapter 11: Selecting Your Strategy: The Principles of Play.
Chapter 12: Coming on Strong in the Opening.
Chapter 13: Making Headway during the Middlegame.
Chapter 14: Exiting with Style in the Endgame.
Part IV: Getting Into Advanced Action.
Chapter 15: Competition Play and Necessary Etiquette.
Chapter 16: Hitting the Net with Computer Chess.
Chapter 17: Got Notation? Reading and Writing about Chess.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: The Ten Most Famous Chess Games.
Chapter 19: The Ten Best Players of All Time.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: A Glossary of Chess.
Appendix B: Other Chess Resources.