A book I have not once regretted buying, written as a second chess book, it is very nicely laid out and contains 33 games with the explanations of each move with variations, the 33 games progressively advance in skill, taking you through step by step.
Irving Chernev writes in a very pleasing and entertaining manner, and you can actually feel you're becoming better, it's great!!!
He teaches the opening moves of games such as: Queens Gambit, Kings Gambit, English Opening, French Defense, Stonewall attack, Ruy Lopez and much more!
The learning potential reminds me of what a great book this is, as you move through each game he reviews what happened in the last game, so it really sticks in your memory.
If you're searching for your first book on chess, I personally recommend that you take a look at "THE RIGHT WAY TO PLAY CHESS", [...] this book really gives you a great insight into what can be achieved with chess, the moves, games, strength of the combinations of pieces, your middle game, your end game and much more!
Best of luck and Enjoy!