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Chess for Kids

Author : Richard James
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This is the perfect introduction to chess for children from the age of seven upwards. The book contains 30 short lessons, starting with learning about the board and the pieces, then the moves of each piece in turn, then the vital concepts of check, checkmate and stalemate, and finally basic strategy and thinking skills. Quizzes and puzzles reinforce what the children learn. The book uses the characters of the 7-year-old twins Sam and Alice who are always arguing and fighting. They decide to join the army where they are told about an impending invasion of aliens from the planet Caïssa. The outcome of the invasion will be decided by a game of living chess. During their lessons they learn about the battlefield and the different types of soldier and get to play the part of each in turn.

Power Chess for Kids

Author : Charles Hertan
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A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so. You will learn how to weed out silly moves and just consider a few important ones. Forget about learning openings and endgames, power moves will help you win in all stages of the game. Charles Hertan introduces the four main characters who will help you to learn these basic skills: Zort (a teenaged computer from the planet Zugszwang), the Dinosaurs, Power Chess Kid and the Chess Professor . The most complete and fun kids book ever on learning how to win games!

Chess for Kids

Author : Michael Basman
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Explains the rules, skills, and techniques necessary to play the game of chess.

Chess for Children

Author : Murray Chandler
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Teaches chess step-by-step, covering the board and pieces, notation, castling, draws, and basic tactics, and features a boy named George, who learns how to play chess from his tall-tale-telling pet alligator, Kirsty.

The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kids

Author : Richard James
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This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids, and his website chessKIDS academy. James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chess is interesting and fun. It can also help children develop life skills, such as decision-making and social skills, and be a springboard to other subjects in the school curriculum, such as maths, science, history and even languages. In an easy-to-follow, fun way, James explains how to structure short lessons with worksheets and other activities to introduce the chess pieces, chess notation and chess-board dynamics - so that children can understand the thinking behind the moves and start playing and enjoying this fascinating game.

How to Play Chess for Children

Author : Tim Ander
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This easy-to-follow guide provides a complete overview of the game of chess. It's a perfect introduction to the game. Kids can enjoy every step of learning chess: Discovering the timeless 8x8 chessboard, learning the unique movements of the individual chess pieces, mastering the art and timing of the popular "castling" move, understanding the ins and outs of pawn moves, attacks, and advancement and so much more! With How to Play Chess for Children, little ones can easily develop their long-term thinking skills. They'll learn how to start out smart and strong by learning the best chess openings. Then, they'll adopt savvy and flexible strategies for the chess midgame. Kids can finish strong by mastering the endgame, in which weak pieces can become very strong, and complete their game with decisive checkmates! This book even describes techniques for avoiding a draw (tie) game when kids are winning a game - and trying for a draw when their opponent has the upper hand.

Chess Strategy for Kids

Author : Thomas Engqvist
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So you have learned how to play chess, studied tactics and know some basic endgames and openings. What’s next? The glue that binds it all together is strategy. By forming a good plan, chess-players seize strong points on the board and target the opponent’s weaknesses. Experienced player and teacher Thomas Engqvist shows that it all depends on logic that can be grasped by players of any age. He explains how to identify the right strategy in a wide range of typical situations. With his guidance, you will soon be finding good plans on your own - and then it will be time to demonstrate your tactical mastery! He first teaches the importance of the central squares and the basics of pawn-play, before examining the role of each of the pieces and how they are affected by the pawn-structure. Finally we see how to use them together to launch attacks of many different types. You then get a chance to test your new strategic skills in 54 exercises, all with full solutions. Chess Strategy for Kids provides a complete course that will help readers understand the potential of their pieces and play more purposefully in their games. Chess will stop feeling like a series of random events as you take command of your forces and direct them like a general in charge of an army. Thomas Engqvist is an International Master from Sweden with more than three decades’ experience of international chess. He is a successful chess trainer and has also made notable contributions to chess theory. Engqvist is editor of the website schacksnack.se and teaches at a school in the Stockholm area.

Chess For Kids How To Play For Beginners

Author : Urszula Staniszewska
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BEST-SELLING BOOK IN POLAND "A long, long time ago, in a beautiful land called Chessburgh, there lived a brave and prudent King." This is how our story begins, teaching children and their parents about the rules of the game along the way. The fundamentals of chess are laid out in an easy and intuitive way. Enter the magical realm with the King Of Chessburgh and learn how the pieces move on the chessboard. While you're at it, take a look at the provided diagrams to see real chess tactics in action. And find out in the end which son the king has chosen to rule the land and why. "I can genuinely recommend this fairy tale to everyone. In a very pleasant way, it immerses you into the magical world of chess and evokes further interest in the game. I am certain that the intellectual duel in Chessburgh will encourage many children to play the game, a portion of who will fall in love with the game forever!"-Jacek Szwed, entrepreneur, avid chess player, FIDE Master "Thanks to the beautiful fairy tale and its illustrations, this book is a fantastic introduction for children to the magical world of chess. The approachable tone of the book works sensationally on children's imaginations and causes them to fall in love in the game! This is a truly unparalleled for the young!"-Jeremiasz de Nowina Konopka, FIDE coach at FIDE's International Academy Culture Echecs in France. "This is a delightful and original introduction to chess, and we recommend it highly to children and their parents."-Shaun Tracey, founder of the Cayman Islands Chess-in-Schools programme Put away the dull textbooks and learn chess in a fun and interactive way. Watch your reasoning skills and concentration increase every day!

The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

Author : Sabrina Chevannes
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Chess is experiencing a new wave of popularity in schools, and it's educational too. Organisations like Chess in Schools are promoting it as the perfect way to develop analytical thinking skills, foster the competitive instinct – and provide a lot of fun along the way. This cute, character-based book, aimed at children aged 7 and up, is a complete guide to chess for those starting out in the game. In straightforward, animated language, Jess and Jamie – two rough-and-tumble kids who are obsessed with chess – explain everything you need to know, from first sitting down at the board to sneaky tricks to help you beat your opponents. The book explains who the pieces are and how they move (and that we're talking about pawns, not prawns), how to reach checkmate (or, in Jess's words, 'how to kill the king'), and the concept of the opening, middlegame and endgame. It also introduces the idea of chess etiquette - and explains why sometimes no one wins and a game ends in stalemate. Friendlier and more fun than the average children's chess book, The Batsford Book of Chess for Children should become an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

Chess for Kids

Author : Activity Nest
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Chess for Kids and Parents

Author : Heinz Brunthaler
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A lot of parents want to help their children to explore the joy of chess, but don't know how to do it. Here is a practical handbook for all adults that teaches the mysteries of chess with a light touch. All rules and aspects of the game are covered.

Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

Author : Jeff Coakley
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Chess Puzzles for Kids

Author : Murray Chandler
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Contains one hundred chess positions to solve, ranging from very easy to incredibly difficult, and every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example illustrating a pattern.

Griffin the Dragon and the Game of Chess for Kids

Author : Ken Mask
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Griffin the Dragon is back. He now enjoys another fun Saturday morning with best buddies Jackson the Hyena and 10 year old boy Cattails. They learn the very exciting and educational game of strategy, chess.

Chess Endgames for Kids

Author : Karsten Muller
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Most chess games are decided in the endgame. It is here where you reap the reward for your good play, or else use all your cunning to deny the opponent victory. Knowing just a few key endgame techniques will dramatically increase your confidence, as you will understand what positions to aim for and which to avoid. Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Muller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic. Throughout the book, many cunning endgame tricks are highlighted. You will have fun springing them on friends, family - or your opponents in serious tournaments. Chess Endgames for Kids makes learning chess endgames fun. But it is also a serious endgame course written by a leading endgame expert, and provides a firm basis for vital skills that will develop throughout your chess career. German grandmaster Karsten Muller is arguably the world's foremost writer on chess endgames. Whenever an interesting endgame occurs in a high-level game, the chess world knows that it will soon be dissected and explained by Muller. Whether writing for a low-level or high-level audience, his infectious zeal for the endgame shines through. His 'masterwork', Fundamental Chess Endings (co-authored with Frank Lamprecht, and also published by Gambit) is a modern endgame 'bible' and was studied intensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Chess for Kids

Author : Michael Basman
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Explains the rules, skills, and techniques necessary to play the game of chess.

How to Play Chess for Kids

Author : Jessica E. Martin
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In this introduction to chess, "first get the hang of moving each piece [and] understand the rules, then find out how to capture pieces and win ... Try out different tactics, discover super-secret strategies, and practice thinking ahead"--Publisher marketing.

Chess Opening Workbook for Kids

Author : Graham Burgess
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This is a book for those who want to start their chess games purposefully and take full advantage of their opponents' mistakes. It is vital to start a chess game well. Each move needs to be useful and precise. The best way to develop the necessary know-how is by experience and practice, rather than rote learning of 'rules' and principles. It's all about the specifics and being alert to what the opponent is doing, and pouncing on any errors. Chess Opening Workbook for Kids is the second in a new series of books that help players gain chess skills by tackling hundreds of carefully chosen exercises. The themes are similar to those in Gambit's best-selling 'Chess for Kids' series, but the focus is on getting hands-on experience. Many positions build on ones given earlier, showing how advanced ideas are normally made up of simpler ones that we can all grasp. Each chapter is focused on a particular theme and features dozens of exercises, with solutions that highlight the main strategic and tactical points. Each chapter offers tips on opening play, such as how to detect weaknesses and poorly-placed pieces. Later chapters address key aspects of opening strategy such as the centre, development and castling. The book ends with a series of seven graded tests where you are given few clues about the themes involved. Award-winning author Graham Burgess has written 27 chess books, including two on opening play for the 'Chess for Kids' series. He is a FIDE Master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen. In 1994 he set a world record for marathon blitz chess playing and won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award in 1997.

Chess Tactics for Kids

Author : Murray Chandler
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Illustrates 50 tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games.

Chess Openings for Kids

Author : John Watson
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Introduces readers to the names and starting moves of the main chess openings, while highlighting several devastating opening traps.