Originally published in 1901. PREFACE: My aim in arranging this little volume has been to give the chess student the best idea I could of every opening of the game. I have also endeavoured to present to him the methods and tactics of the soundest players..... This early works is a fascinating and informative look at the game of chess with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.