Step 1 USCF rating up to 800

manual Step 1

In the first step all the rules of chess are explained. Attention is given to the development of basic skills necessary for playing chess. The manual offers great support for trainers, experienced or inexperienced. Recommended age: 8+.
(For younger children see Stepping stones.)

Content



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      15 Basic lessons:

  1. Board and pieces
  2. Moves of the pieces
  3. Attack and capture
  4. The pawn
  5. Defending
  6. Check and getting out of check
  7. Mate (1)
  8. Mate (2)
  9. Castling
  10. Profitable exchange
  11. Twofold attack
  12. Draw
  13. Mating with the queen
  14. Taking 'en passant'
  15. The notation

     Detailed information on
     how to use the
     Stepping stones

8 lessons for workbook 'Plus':

  1. Winning material
  2. Defending
  3. Mate
  4. Board vision
  5. Defending against mate
  6. Draws
  7. Creating mate
  8. The passed pawn

    Articles about:

  • Chess development of a child
  • Organisation
  • Motivation
  • Teaching
  • Sequence of teaching material
  • Asking questions
  • Giving assistance
  • The workbooks
  • Games

    Lesson summaries for:

  • The Board
  • Moves of the pieces
  • Attack and capture
  • The pawn
  • Defending
  • Check and getting out of check
  • Mate
  • Castling
  • Exchange and profitable exchange
  • Twofold attack
  • Draw
  • The pawn (2)
  • The notation

+ 486 positions diagrammed


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