Judit Polgar was the best female chess player in the world for a record 26 years. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success. Together with prize-winning coach, International Master Andras Toth, she has created a course based on the training she received as a young player. It feels like private lessons from one of the best players in the world.
So, if a parent is looking for the best chess books for kids, where can they begin? Keep reading as we review some of the top choices, most of which are used by educators and written by the most experienced and successful chess masters in the game.
Chess is a game that even the experts continue to refine throughout their lives, so there are never enough resources available for players of all ages! Offer this workbook to give learners extra practice and new challenges. This title is a follow up to the above title, Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids. Ideally, parents and teachers should task children with working through the previous books first, offering this one as they continue their studies.
An author, International Master, and British chess player, Michael Basman provides a comprehensive title for kids that is complete with thorough explanations and kid-friendly illustrations. This book teaches essential concepts of the games, and so much more. Like many of the above books, this one is also entertaining and engaging to motivate young players!
Susan Polgar was seen as a young chess prodigy early in her life and went on to become the very first female grandmaster through tournament play, and qualified to compete with her male counterparts, though she was not allowed to do so in 1986 all because chess has widely been seen and played as a male sport.
Understanding the endgame is fundamental to playing good chess, and at its heart lie positions where just kings and pawns remain on the board. Even when a pawn ending is not actually reached, the players must often assess ones that could arise from an exchange of pieces. Experienced Ukrainian trainer Bogdanov examines a wealth of pawn endings where strong players made significant errors and draws lessons and rules of thumb from them.While we are enjoying the entertaining material in this book, we are painlessly absorbing endgame principles and improving our intuitive decision-making skills. We learn how to calculate and identify key positional elements, and appreciate the beautiful tactics and paradoxical ideas that are unique to the world of pawns.
This is a book for those who have started to play chess and want to know how to win from good positions and survive bad ones. The endgame is where most games are decided, and knowing all the tricks will dramatically improve your results. Endgame specialist John Nunn has drawn upon his decades of experience to present the ideas that are most important in real games. Step by step he helps you uncover the key points and then add further vital knowledge. Each chapter deals with a particular type of endgame and features dozens of exercises, with solutions that highlight the key points. For each endgame we are given tips on the themes that are most important and the strategies for both sides. The book ends with a series of test papers that enable you to assess your progress and identify the areas that need further work.
Chess Opening Traps for Kids is a serious course on how to play the opening, illustrated with memorable and entertaining examples. By focusing on 100 key themes, Graham Burgess explains how to use opening tricks to our advantage. Every opening features hidden dangers for both players, so we need to avoid pitfalls while making full use of tactics to achieve the opening goals of purposeful development and central control.Award-winning author Graham Burgess has written 25 chess books, ranging from general guides to works on specific openings. He is a FIDE Master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen. In 1994 he set a world record for marathon blitz chess playing.
Is chess a logical game? What constitutes an advantage in chess? How can we set problems and create psychologically difficult situations for the opponent? These are big questions, and Erik Kislik tackles them and others head-on in this thought-provoking, thoroughly modern, and original work.As the trainer of players ranging from high-level grandmasters to average club-players, Kislik is very strong on providing practical guidance on topics such as how best to use chess software, choosing hardware, getting psychologically ready for a game and preparing for specific opponents. 2b1af7f3a8