- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Chess`n Math Association (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1895525101
- ISBN-13: 978-1895525106
- Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
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This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
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I had heard all great things about this book so I had to find out for myself. I'm glad I purchased the book! I've went through a couple of pages. It's hasn't got hard yet, but I'm sure it will. (I'm rated around 1600 [daily] on chess.com. The same rating with tactics trainer.)
I love the book layout. It would be good to use as homework if you were teaching chess to a student or a class. I like how on each page the first row is mate. The next row is material. Then the final row is sort of a mix of defense, endgame, positional, and etc. So, you are getting a variety of tactics which is a good thing.
You will not be disappointed in this book. Yes, it costs more than most, but it is well worth it!
A terrific resource for coaches, scholastic chess club advisors or anyone interested in improving their chess.
The core of the book is the collection of 100 worksheets with 9 problems and an additional text question about chess on each worksheet. There are a few additional themed problems and instructive articles on reading algebraic notation, symbols and how to improve at chess.
If you coach/teach chess buy this book. Though the author recommends it for ages 7 to 13, I think high school students and adult beginning to intermediate players will find it useful.
If you're working with beginners & advanced beginners, get Coakley's "red" and "green" books first.
Based on reviews here and elsewhere, I was going to purchase one copy of this book for each student. But I decided to get one copy first to check it out. I'm glad I got one copy first, because this book is WAY too advanced for the children I'm teaching. They're just learning basic moves, very basic strategies, and easy checkmates.
Even the first exercises in the book show boards with many pieces, and many possible moves. The students I'm teaching need something much less complex as a starting point. One book that does that well is "One Move Checkmates" by Eric Schiller... but it obviously only deals with the end of the game.
For children who already have a strong working knowledge of chess strategies, tactics, and moves, "Winning Chess Exercises" may be appropriate. It wouldn't hurt to have this book on hand to use along with other, easier books for a new player. "Winning Chess Exercises" does have a lot of challenging, brain-building exercises. But, it's not a one-stop book of exercises for brand new players. Perhaps, I'll be able to share this book with the quick-learners in our group before as the year progresses.