My beginner to intermediate level guide to chess will soon be out as a paperback.

It’s been a long time in the making. I wrote this book seven years ago while helping to coach a high school chess team. I was playing a lot of chess then, and studying it too, but in my survey of the available literature I felt there was something missing. Many of the books were either too basic, or too advanced for what I wanted.

I hope players, coaches, students, and anybody interested in one of the greatest games of all time, will check it out.

Stay tuned for release updates.

From the back cover:

“A great read, with lots of information for all levels of chess players.”

-Rex Henzie, State High School Chess Champion

Improve your game, your understanding, and your appreciation of chess with this complete, concise guide, specifically designed for beginning to intermediate players.

ELEMENTS OF CHESS is an ideal first chess book and a great reference for more serious students of the game. Chapters cover topics such as tactics, strategy, pieces, and pawns, as well as openings, endgames, and checkmates. Sections on the use of clocks, notation, and commonly misunderstood rules are also included. Every major component of the game is explained clearly and illustrated with carefully chosen diagrams.