This training book aims to provide a systematic knowledge of checkmating patterns to beginners who know only the rules and how to move the pieces. Each checkmating example is illustrated with a diagram and an explanation of basic concepts and how the pieces work together. There are quizzes throughout the book, finishing with the "great test" - 60 diagrammed checkmating puzzles for the reader to solve.
Checkmate for Children is both an instructive and a fun way to learn how to checkmate your opponent. It is packed with helpful explanations and practical advice.
Kevin Stark is an experienced chess coach.
Published 2010, softback, 143 pages.Sample pages (pdf)