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Batsford Book of Chess for Children

Batsford Book of Chess for Children

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Product type: Printed book

Sabrina Chevannes

Chess is experiencing a new wave of popularity in schools, and it's educational too. It helps to promote analytical thinking skills, foster the competitive instinct and provide a lot of fun along the way.

This cute, character-based book, aimed at children aged 7 and up, is a complete guide to chess for those starting out in the game. In straightforward, animated language, Jess and Jamie - two rough-and-tumble kids who are obsessed with chess - explain everything you need to know, from first sitting down at the board to sneaky tricks to help you beat your opponents.

The book is in full colour throughout and is illustrated with cartoon drawings as well a chess diagrams. The lessons take the form of conversations between Jess and Jamie and cover all the rules and some of the basic tactics of a chess game. It explains who the pieces are and how they move (and that we're talking about pawns, not prawns), how to reach checkmate (or, in Jess's words, "how to kill the king"), and the concept of the opening, middlegame and endgame. It also introduces the idea of chess etiquette and explains why sometimes no one wins and a game ends in a draw.

Friendlier and more fun than the average children's chess book, The Batsford Book of Chess for Children should become an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

Sabrina Chevannes has over 13 years classroom teaching experience and is the director of a successful teaching agency in London called the Chevannes Chess Academy. She has over 300 students, including many national representatives. She is also still an active chess player and plays in the England Ladies team.

Published 2013, hardback, 128 pages.

Price:12.99


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