The practical instructions provided in the  Puzzlewright Guide to Chess can help anyone progress from first-timer or novice to capable intermadiate player in no time at all, while instilling an understanding of the game's fundamentals, and providing a strong foundation for future advancement.

Unlike many other chess books, the lessons included here are designed for "real- world" play, using positions that newer players are more likely to encounter.

Puzzlewright guide to chess. Burt Hochberg.