8vo, XXV, 273pp. Hardcover in pink cloth boards in very good condition with price-clipped d/w in good condition and excellent spine with light flecking and discolouration of top edge and only minor corner d/w bruising and light fading on spine,now protected by clear archival covering, text in very good condition devoid of any prior owner or library markings and surprisingly with no pencil annotations throughout this very firm and clean book. The 25 chapters relate to 25 master games that are expertly annotated in depth to discuss ideas and logic behind all facets of the opening, middle and end game. Each game uses a popular opening and highlights a very specific theme such as “struggle for centre control ” and “middle game strategy”. Chess players often reach a certain level and subsequently seem unable to become any stronger. They frequently do not understand the strategic requirements of the niceties which progress to the building of a strong position. For any chess player hoping to progress to another level, this book is an absolute must for their library and arguably the best acquisition they will ever make for their game, never to be sold or moved on. Hence this is a rare example to be found in such superlative condition.