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  1. 29 May '09 22:26
    Are there any books that will help teach a 10 year old how to play chess? Thanks.
  2. 29 May '09 22:35
    Originally posted by newchessqueen
    Are there any books that will help teach a 10 year old how to play chess? Thanks.
    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids, both by GreenPawn's son, Murray Chandler, are both very good.
  3. 29 May '09 23:32
    Originally posted by newchessqueen
    Are there any books that will help teach a 10 year old how to play chess? Thanks.
    it is not a book, but a cd rom for computer, lego chess, its a great little program for helping kids learn to play chess.
  4. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    30 May '09 00:09
    >I'm involved in teaching chess to kids in elementary schools and there's a book I've always used called, Winning Chess Strategy for Kids, by Jeff Coakley. It's good for any beginner, including adults, but it's aimed at children.
    >It's written in a way to appeal to kids, with entertaining art work, kids' lingo, and easily understood language, and covers everything from the beginning to a whole range of advanced strategies such as pawn structure, combinations, and tactics. It's just 238 pages long but kids have no trouble going through it. If someone studies this book, it should take them up to about a 1400-1500 rating within a few months.
  5. 30 May '09 00:24 / 1 edit
    chessmaster grandmaster edition is really helpful for my kids... They use it all the time.

    edit: Not a book
  6. 30 May '09 00:34
    Wow didn't know Geoff's son wrote that book!
  7. 30 May '09 01:06
    Susan Polgar DVD for beginners is pretty cool.
  8. 30 May '09 07:34
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    it is not a book, but a cd rom for computer, lego chess, its a great little program for helping kids learn to play chess.
    Lego Chess is great and my son loved it when he first started. Watch out for compatibility problems though, I tried to install in on my Windows Vista machine and it crashed every two minutes, even with the alledged patches installed.
  9. 30 May '09 09:00
    Originally posted by lepomis
    chessmaster grandmaster edition is really helpful for my kids... They use it all the time.

    edit: Not a book
    agreed.
  10. 02 Jun '09 06:48
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids, both by GreenPawn's son, Murray Chandler, are both very good.
    Both these excellent books appear to be kid friendly with the cool cover design
    but they're not beginners books - maybe after a year, or for an adult chess player to use to help with coaching.

    "Winning Chess Strategy" for kids by Jeff Coakley mentioned in another post is good and so is "Winning Chess Puzzles" by the same author. Both are aimed at 7-10 year olds.

    And there is good info at: http://chesskids.com/