This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. Using an innovative format, every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example, illustrating an important pattern.
Each puzzle has been graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners or younger readers will enjoy reading the basic warm-up exercises. The more experienced can wrestle with some classic puzzles, whilst at the same time learning of typical themes and killer concepts.
The final challenging chapters – Mission Impossible – are guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions!
Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives.
Murray Chandler gained the Chess Grand Master title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player, he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books for young players – Chess for Children (with Helen Milligan), How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids – are widely used in schools and by junior coaches.
Chess Puzzles For Kids is designed to expand upon Chandler’s two existing volumes on tactics – How To Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics For Kids. There is no overlap – all of the 260+ puzzles in this book are original. A few themes pop by for a second viewing , but even these tend to come with a surprise new twist.