John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world, but even by his standards this is an extraordinary book. Thirty modern games have been carefully selected to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess , and to illustrate modern chess principles in action.Virtually every move is explained, using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all of the examples are take from from the 1990s, and show how key ideas are handles by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on explaining general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games. This is a book you will want to dip into for years to come.