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Ideal for both kids and adults, this first of six chess training DVD's introduces the essential fundamentals in a clear, accurate, and enjoyable way. The material is efficiently presented and packed with tips and valuable concepts, so most viewers watch each DVD at least several times. Elliott is easy to understand and very experienced.
A Pawn Level workbook is available separately to compliment the lessons learned on this DVD.
Bonus booklet with practice positions for every topic helps the learner practice and master the material presented.
Introduction of each piece
Understanding of the values of each pieces
Best strategy for each piece
"Pawn Shield" strategy (how to BLOCK your opponent's army)
Learning about the most important squares to control
How to start a chess game with the BEST strategy
Intro to Chess (board, names of pieces, values)
Pawn shields and when to break it
A chess player needs a solid foundation in order to quickly advancethrough the ranks of chess playing. This video series is designed tolay this solid foundation, building the basics of playing a greatchess. The material taught in this series has been developed and taughtby National Master Elliot Neff for over 17 years, producing multiplestate and national individual and team chess champions.
Chess4Life LLC was founded by National Master Elliott Neff. Through his 18 years of coaching chess, Elliott recognized the greatlessons for life that the study of chess provides - lessons that mustbe learned if one is to become successful in life, such as the value ofperseverance through adversity and the priceless experience ofachievement after putting in consistent effort.
Today, even while developing national championship individualstudents and teams, his goal is to develop the many skills that chessprovides in each of the students that attend Chess4Life programs,whether or not the student moves on to championship level. Seeingchildren develop into confident, persistent achievers is a wonderfulreward for the work put into creating the Chess4Life programs!Chess4Life focuses on positively encouraging students at all levels,developing sportsmanship and ''team play'', and providing theopportunities that students need in order to achieve in chess classes,private lessons, camps, and tournaments.
Content is laid out and explained in a very easy to follow way. Perfect for someone wanting to learn the basics.
Thank you for the speedy delivery and exceptional product. I ordered pieces for 100 boards and received the order that same week. Loved how it was shipped; everything was organized beautifully.
Fantastic addition to our chess club.
The kids really learn from these videos...and so do I. Each segment is well done. The students respond well. Since the students in my club are at different levels, I allow the students to watch segments on their own and when I see areas they need work on, I direct them to the appropriate episode. I have purchased both Pawn and Knight and they are well worth the money.
Elliott's Chess School #1
Great for teaching chess
Elliott Neff's videos are great for teaching chess to children. I used them when I taught at Chess4Life in the Seattle area, and will use them again teaching chess to children in Wenatchee.