"Winning Chess Exercises for Kids" by Jeff Coakley complements his first book "Winning Chess Strategy for Kids" which was an instant best seller and is now in its 3rd printing!
"Winning Chess Exercises for Kids" is a fun and comprehensive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's the ideal study guide for developing skill at the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
The main part of the book consists of 100 exercise sheets with 9 diagrams each. The positions include forced checkmates, combinations that win material, defensive and general strategic problems as well as endgames. The extensive solution pages give detailed analysis of both correct and incorrect moves. Important concepts are explained in clear and simple language.
Although it can be used independently, this book was designed as a companion to the author's "Winning Chess Strategy for Kids". Taken together, they provide a complete and challenging course of instruction for the aspiring player.
Jeff Coakley is a nationally rated chess master and one of Canada's leading coaches. He has been teaching chess to young people for 18 years, in Toronto and Halifax, as well as on the internet. Many of his students have been national champions and competed successfully in international youth events. He is also the editor of Scholar's Mate magazine and an active organizer of children's Chess tournaments.