What takes 2 people, 32 pieces and 64 squares? It's chess, mate! How's that for an opening gambit? This game of strategy has been around for thousands of years and it gives your brain a real workout. But you don't have to be a brainiac to have fun playing chess, as Basher brings you his unique guide to the game that has experienced a huge surge in popularity in the last two years. Game on! First, get the basics with clear explanations of the pieces and how they move. Then move on to read about rules, strategy and famous games. You can also meet the world's chess greats, from the youngest-ever grand master, Abimanuyi Mishra, to current stars Magnus Carlsen and Judit Polgar.