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Chess for Kids: How to Play and Win [Paperback]

Richard James
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28 Oct 2010
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 Caissa. 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.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Right Way (28 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716022540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716022541
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard James has been teaching chess to children since the early 1970s, running Richmond Junior Chess Club for more than 30 years, where he worked closely with such future stars as Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson. He has an international reputation as an expert on how young children learn chess, having had an article on the subject published in The Chess Instructor 2009, published by New In Chess. Richard is the webmaster of chessKIDS academy, a website pioneering online interactive chess instruction for young children. He also has a particular interest in promoting chess among children on the Autistic Spectrum.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chess for Kids: How to Play and Win 23 Feb 2011
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Using it with my grandson.
Great book, which uses a style that retains his interest.
A good buy for adult players passing on the skills and pleasure of playing chess.

Money well spent
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good for kids! 18 May 2011
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This Chess book was a little too good for the kids ... my 8 year old beat me in 4 moves after reading through it the first time, now I'm reading it to try and stay a step ahead of him!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars chess made easy! 17 Oct 2011
By melody
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I bought this book along with a chess set for my son. He's really enjoyed reading the story and we've managed to work out the rules of the game between us! The book is just right - pitched at about 7-11 year olds I would say. A really good introduction to the game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for younger children 5 Nov 2013
By Mark G
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Most likely, the best book on the market for children learning chess. The really key point about it is that it doesn't just teach the moves but educates children on chess logic.

My children loved the story format whilst playing out the moves as we went along (probably a bit too impatient to do all the practice in-between chapters). As one reviewer noted, much of the material is available for free on Richard James' website but I would still recommend the book for the story, the "subversive" humour and cartoons. (Note - there is a fair amount of comic violence and emphasis on the war game element of chess - some adults may not be that keen on this but I think most kids love it).

I would particularly recommend for children between about 6 and 9 who have not played chess before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chess as a hobby 11 Feb 2013
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This is a fantastic book for children, dynamic and inspiring. My 7 year old son is enjoying it very much and reads it through and through. I can recommend it to everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars learn to play chess 3 Mar 2012
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this is a must for all beginners of how to play chess. it is well produced and will easily understood by youngsters willing to play
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great little book 3 Nov 2011
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It can be used by adults as well as kids. Tells you all the basic ways of getting checkmate and if you lose your queen it is curtains as they say and you might as well quit at that stage. The problem is that it takes each piece in isolation, and it is a lot different, when all the men and pawns are present on a 8 by 8 board. Great way to understand Nash game mathematics.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chess made simple 19 July 2012
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The book is aimed at children and written so that all reading age children can understand. It is quite easy for them to follow the intricacies of the game.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good for the young learner, clearly explained and good illustrations
Published 13 days ago by derek white
5.0 out of 5 stars good story
My daughter (10) has read it a couple of times, although possibly more for the story than the chess tips, but I hope she's picked up some of the latter along the way.
Published 2 months ago by Jenny Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Information and easy to read
I bought this book for my 9 year old to read and it has remained a companion at the side of our chess board ever since.
Published 4 months ago by A. Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars A good tuition book
I bought this book for my grandson for a Christmas stocking filler. He's used it many many times and it has really helped
Published 5 months ago by Lloydyboy
4.0 out of 5 stars Chess set
Good around quality game exactly what I expected for the money's would buy this item again postal service excellent arrive with time to spare
Published 6 months ago by Johm
5.0 out of 5 stars learner
Grandson finding his way around chess board and. it was given as an accomplishing to his new board to encourage him to keep playing
Published 7 months ago by Cecilia Keenan
3.0 out of 5 stars Scratch your head
Bit too much for kids (or me) to follow.......great detail and drawings but I think you have to be in the know for it to really inspire you.
Published 14 months ago by Ms. A. M. Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks
Fantastic book, Help my son a lot he his 4 and he is excited always asked me to bring he want to learn. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Michael Gnahoua
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Learning
My grandson is learning quickly using the Chess for Kids book. Look out Dad he will soon be beating you.
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. Janet E. Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Chess for kids.
Bought for our grandson who found it easy to understand and has certainly encouraged him with the game. Would definitely recommend it for all beginners whatever age.
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. Janice A. Palin
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