Amazon.in:Customer reviews: CHESS: The Best CHESS Openings &Tactics - Dominate The Game With 10 Principles Of Chess Openings and Closings: (chess, chess openings, chess tactics, checkers, checkmate, chess strategy)
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Author very well wraps up the basic principles, openings and end game tenets in a short write up, which even many coaches fail to convey to their novice students! I feel it's a must read for all beginners.
I was taken in by the title and found this to be a great disappointment. The sample gave nothing away, and sure enough there was very little to follow in the full download. The content is minimal, and unhelpful even for an absolute beginner (who can't envisage the play from notation alone - no diagrams). The gist is - here are the names of 10 common openings !? Much better for the beginner to join something like chess.com and progress through the learning stages in an informative and visually pleasing way.
For anyone, who like me, is trying to get back into chess after a good many years of not playing; I would recommend this book. It is an ideal refresher course. It is concise, not complicated, and has an easy to follow informative style.