Author: Jeff Coakley
Year of Publication: 2006
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionWinning Chess Puzzles For Kids is the perfect introduction to basic chess tactics for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, this fun and instructive workbook combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. The main part of the book consists of exercise sheets with more than 1000 positions, covering mates in one or two moves, and simple tactics such as forks, pins, and discovered checks. There are also over 100 pages of additional material with names like Lily's Puzzlers, Combo Mombo, Kiril's Kontest, Who's The Goof, and Switcheroos, as well as word searches and chess mazes. This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: Winning Chess Strategy For Kids and Winning Chess Exercises For Kids. Taken together, they make a complete course of instruction for the aspiring player.
The author, Jeff Coakley. is a Canadian chess master and a leading coach in Canada. He has been teaching chess to young people for 15 years, in Toronto and Halifax, as well as the internet. Many of his students have been national champions and competed successfully in international youth events. He is also the editor of Scholar's Mate magazine and an active organizer of children's chess tournaments.
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