This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step Teacher's Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher's presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board. The teacher can use the exercises for presentation in class or as homework. They are designed for individual or group use. With respect to homework, it is advised that during the class the teacher shows some examples that are slightly modified versions of the exercises in the book, so the children will gain some understanding of the subject matter and what is asked of them.
Written by Igor Khmelnitsky, Michael Khadarkovsky and Michael Zadarozny for the Kasparov Chess Foundation.
Igor Khmelnitsky is an International Master and author of the best-selling books Chess Exam and Training Guide and Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics.
Michael Khodarkovsky is an experienced chess instructor and executive director of the Kasparov Chess Foundation.
Michael Zadorozny is an experienced chess instructor and author of the best-selling book Learning to Checkmate.
The Kasparov Chess Foundation offers hope to millions of US students through chess education. We're developing a complete chess curriculum for public and private schools, from K through 12, that delivers much more than a strong end-game to students. Because when a child feels a sense of accomplishment, it carries through in everything that child does. Our in-school and extra curricular programs are designed to do exactly that - encourage creativity, instill self-discipline and bring hope and a feeling of accomplishment to millions of children.
The Kasparov Chess Foundation also sponsors tournaments for those students who are attracted to the competitive and social aspects of chess, while encouraging our youth to strive for higher levels of intellectual achievement. And, while delivering an approved in-the-school chess curricular is a primary focus for the Foundation, it is just the crown to the King. Delivering invaluable enrichment programs, such as after-school clubs, chess camps and awards programs, as well as a gifted program for advanced students, are all part of the bigger picture for Kasparov Chess Foundation.