In the last twenty or so years, the age of education for chess has dropped drastically. There are more and more young chess players who compete in childhood at tournaments of all levels, from regional national and even World Championships. Unfortunately, the current chess literature still provides virtually nothing which could help parents and coaches to prepare and support their children / students for such challenges.
To fill this gap, Thomas Luther, Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach, and a team of seasoned experts have analyzed and evaluated over 2500 tournament games U8 and U10. The result is an extensive collection of 68 examples and 247 test assignments, which will give parents and players a strong understanding of what is to be expected and demanded in such tournaments. In addition to providing insight and solutions for the most typical mistakes made by scholastic players, it also provides material for general improvement and tournament preparation. It even gives the reader valuable information on all aspects of scholastic chess training.