United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Fifth Edition
The U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments. It also contains explanations of every legal move, a guide to calculating lifetime rankings, guidelines for sponsoring and running a tournament, and a lesson on how to read and write chess notation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing
You want to play the game, you've got to know the rules. If you plan to play tournament chess, you should have the rule book. Never going to play tournament chess, you probably don't need it. Read full review