Chess for Children by Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan

By Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan

With this captivating e-book, kids will appreciate studying the elemental strikes of chess - the most well-liked and hard technique online game of all. the entire principles of chess are truly defined, step-by-step, assuming no earlier wisdom. the teachings are bolstered by means of the creative stories that George is advised by means of his puppy alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is well-known in lots of nations as a great tool for constructing artistic considering in youngsters. even supposing chess may be considered as a slightly advanced and mysterious video game, the foundations themselves are straight forward. It does not take lengthy to benefit how the items circulate, or even childrens as younger as 5 can take pleasure in interesting video games. they'll additionally completely take pleasure in outwitting buddies and family!

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Is this swap good, bad or equal? 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3) Black to move Here there is a choice of undefended white pieces to capture. Should Black prefer to capture the white bishop or the white rook? 34 4) White to move The white queen can exchange itself for the black rook with 1 �xa8 �xa8. Is swapping the queen for a rook a good idea for White? Practicing Moves & Captures _L-( /(('� v \1 { ' f j . ll J I I ! I ' JI " / if t I J I I I I A great way to improve is by playing lots of games against your friends.

Note how White's king has been hemmed in. It cannot move forward because Black's king is controlling all the escape squares. 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 Here are some basic checkmates. " The escape squares for the black king are blocked by his own pieces. White plays 1 '2J f7 Fantastic! White checkmates Black using just a single knight. The black king cannot escape as his own rook and pawns are in the way. 52 Practicing Checkmate ! White to move Black is checkmated The queen advance 1 "iVh7 is checkmate.

Or it can move two squares forward: 1 c5 ... 40 Practicing Kn ight Moves & Captures 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 White to move You'll remember that knights move in an unusual "L" shape. If one of your opponent's pieces or pawns is on a square your knight can move to, you might be able to capture it. Here you can capture the black rook: 1 C2Jxd6 Or you can capture black queen: 1 C2Jxg3 White to move Knights are special because they can jump over anything.

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