Manual for chess trainers Step 1

  • Manual for chess trainers Step 1

Manual for chess trainers Step 1

200 pages with drawings

The manual is a great support for the trainer, even if he is an experienced one. Ready made lessons, hints how to use the workbooks, how to give assistance, and so on. Almost everything is to be found there.



  • The chess development of a child
  • Organisation
  • Motivation
  • Teaching
  • Sequence of teaching material
  • Asking questions
  • Giving assistance
  • The workbooks
  • Playing
  • Running groups
  • Certificates

The first step is divided in 15 lessons.
  1: Board and pieces
  2: Moves of the pieces
  3: Attacking and capturing
  4: The pawn
  5: Defending
  6: Check and + getting out of check
  7: Mate
  8: Mate
  9: Castling
10: Profitable exchange
11: Twofold attack
12: Draw
13: Mating with the queen
14: Taking 'en passant'
15: The notation

Comparing with other books for beginners the step-by-step method introduces an unique sequence of the teaching material. Learning how to mate is postponed as long as possible. This sounds astonishing and even incredible but up till now, practice has shown that this approach works perfectly. Children learn to play chess very well, for sure if they get enough time in between to play and practice.

The 'first step' consists of a manual for the trainer and workbooks for the students: step 1, step 1 extra and step 1 plus. There are special books available for children from 6 till about 9 years old: the stepping stones.


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