Winning Chess Strategy For Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course
written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and
entertaining artwork, it’s a perfect guide for learning the royal
game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
book begins on square one: covering the rules, basic mates, and
elementary tactics. It then leads the student through a whole range of
advanced strategies, including piece development, pawn structure, and
attacking the castled king.
Opening principles, middlegame plans, and endgame techniques are all
explained in clear and simple language. Separate sections throughout
the book are devoted to combinations and terminology.
Whether kids are learning chess for recreation or are interested in
playing competitively, Winning Chess Strategy For Kids will help them
understand the game better and enjoy it more.
the author’s notes:
This book is written for kids, but teachers should find it a useful
resource. Taken together, the lessons provide a comprehensive course.
No prior chess knowledge is assumed.
material is basic though not necessarily simple. It covers all the
concepts and techniques that a student needs to develop into a strong
player. The division of strategy into three parts is derived from works
by American grandmaster Reuben Fine.
Most of the examples and exercises are original. Approximately half the
lessons appeared previously as articles in Scholar’s Mate magazine. They were revised and expanded for this volume.
book as a whole is intended for serious players who are willing to put
some effort into their chess studies. The material is given in a
specific order intended for them. Teachers who use the book for
classroom instruction may skip some lessons, depending on the level of
their students. But generally, the vocabulary and strategic concepts
are presented in a logical progression throughout the book.