- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Robinson (28 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0716022540
- ISBN-13: 978-0716022541
- Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chess for Kids: How to Play and Win Paperback – 28 Oct 2010
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A fun book that's the perfect introduction to chess for children from the age of 7 upwards.
About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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
I'm a decent Chess player, and found it utterly confusing; my son struggled with this book. I can see what the author was attempting to do; something a little different, wrapping the teachings into a story. The problem is, the story is utterly disengaging and poorly written. I also found the presentation to be poor, bad choice of font and lacking in good illustrations.
It ended up going into the recycling bin; I considered a book bank but didn't want to inflict this on anyone else.
When teaching kids, I always come back to this one, head and shoulders above anything else I've come across: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0001061127
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A brilliant book with a new approach to learning chess. The service was wonderful and I love the book.Published 3 months ago by N. Shelton
Not really for children. more for parents to help teach their children. I was looking for a book my 3 boys would enjoy readiung themselves.Published 4 months ago by rebecca urquhart
Ideal for my 7 year old grandson to learn the basic moves in a friendly wayPublished 5 months ago by Margaret Anderson