Chess Tactics for Students - Bain
About the Chess Tactics for Students - Bain
Chess Tactics for Students is a one-of-a-kind instructional workbook designed to help beginners acquire the skills of strong intermediate players. This workbook introduces thirteen basic chess tactics in a variety of frequently encountered positional patterns. With hints to guide them, students solve tactical problems and use algebraic notation to record their answers on large easy-to-correct worksheets. Chess Tactics for Students is based on sound educational principles and was field tested extensively over a four year period with elementary, middle school, and high school students. This workbook is ideal for both classroom instruction and chess clubs.
- 224 pages of worksheets
- 434 carefully selected problems
- instruction sequenced in order of increasing difficulty
- chapters arranged in order of most frequently encountered tactics
- versatile format, enabling both independent and group instruction.
- 252 Pages
- Published: January, 1994
- Notation: Algebraic Notation
Well, I was happy to get the book, and it supports a decent cause (usually it's distributed by the chessforstudents website) but it turns out the exercises are mostly very beginner. Like, they really help you to understand the RULES and their basic implications (oh look, the Black Rook is pinned to the Black King by the White Bishop, so you're NOT ALLOWED to move the Black Rook), and not very much further into TACTICS. I'd say this is a great book for anyone who is going to try teaching chess to grade-school level kids who have not yet learned the rules of chess.