"Build Up To Chess" is distinctly different from most "learn to play chess" books. Written by an experienced chess teacher it begins with "simple" games where children learn to use only one or two types of man at a time, learn to use men together, and learn to formulate and to execute plans from the outset. The common chess terms such as castling, check, checkmate, en passant, exchange, file, promotion, rank, sacrifice, stalemate, the opposition, and zugzwang are explained in context.
By the time the child has completed the exercises the child will be competent to operate 16 men using six types of move. Then the book gives general advice on what the team should be seeking to achieve. Developing pieces, controlling the centre and grinding down the opposition are stressed. In the exercises the child has already learned almost all the endgames. Openings are lightly covered but the principles are explained clearly.
The personal development of the child player is outlined, along with chess notation and the distinction between Rules and Good Manners.
The book is ideal for children and for adults seeking to teach children.
|File size:||467 KB|
|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
For about twenty years I ran an immigration and political asylum lawyer practice in Bradford West Yorkshire. Some clients travelled literally hundreds of miles to see me. My business cards were posted to Kurdistan, Georgia, and Pakistan by satisfied clients. I have been active in the Labour Party since 1972.. Politically my claim to fame is that in 1986 I increased the Labour vote 80% to take the third safest Tory seat on Bradford Council. I increased that vote 47% four years later to record the highest ever vote for any candidate in the ward. My immigration and political asylum experience comes over in the "Don Hewson" series of novels.