This book is based on real amateur games and shows how an average club player can proceed through the ranks and reach master level. It is a hard struggle, with set-backs and disappointments. Just like real life. Alex Dunne guides the reader in the more than 50 games they will be playing and offers lots of practical, straightforward and effective advice. He explains when and how to activate your pieces and how to recognize and punish the errors that opponents are bound to make. At the end of the book, experience, technique and confidence will have improved in such a way that the first win against a master will not come as a big surprise. After all, the reader will have reached master level! This is an improved and extended edition of the 1992 bestselling classic.