The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate

The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate

by Bruce Pandolfini

Paperback(Large Print)



The latest in the McKay Chess Library for Kids

Checkmate is the ultimate goal of chess. In The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate, chess teacher David MacEnulty teaches the rules of checkmate to players between the ages of 6 and 10. The big idea in The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate is that many checkmates fall into well-known patterns. The player who remembers common checkmate patterns will have an advantage over the one who doesn’t. Step-by-step, with more than 100 diagrams, The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate reveals:

·How to train the brain to recognize basic checkmate patterns
·Special circumstances involving checkmate with one piece acting alone
·How to come up with your own checkmate patterns

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812935943
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 07/13/2004
Series: Chess Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

David MacEnulty is the chess teacher at The Dalton School and the former director of program development at Chess-in-the-Schools in New York. His teams have won three National Champion titles and came in second four times. David and his chess teams have been featured nationally on CBS, CNN, in Chess Life magazine, and in many local television and print news stories.

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The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book attempts to teach children the most important basic checkmates. However, it isn't well organized and uses what I call the 'box' method to show how to checkmate with a King and Queen versus a Queen. This is a much slower way than the correct way to show kids how to do this checkmate. It is also imcomplete. I prefer the book 'Simple Checkmates' as a first children's book on checkmates.