Chess for Children by Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan

By Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan

With this captivating publication, little ones will enjoy studying the elemental strikes of chess - the preferred and difficult approach video game of all. all of the ideas of chess are basically defined, step-by-step, assuming no previous wisdom. the teachings are bolstered by means of the creative stories that George is advised by way of his puppy alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is famous in lots of nations as a great tool for constructing inventive considering in little ones. even if chess may be considered as a slightly advanced and mysterious online game, the foundations themselves are effortless. It does not take lengthy to profit how the items circulation, or even youngsters as younger as 5 can take pleasure in intriguing video games. they're going to additionally completely take pleasure in outwitting buddies and family members!

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Can you work out which squares the white bishop can move to? Well, they are f1 , h1 , h3, f3, e4 and dS. The bishop can also capture the black pawn on c6. We write this as: 1 �xc6 White to move The black rook is on the same diagonal as the white bishop. So can the bishop capture the rook? No! White's own pawn on the eS square is in the way. It blocks the attack. Bishops cannot jump over pieces, even those from your own side. Black to move Bishops are long-range pieces, and can easily attack along two diagonals simultaneously.

But the check is still a disaster for Black. Why? Because now his bishop is lost. Let's see how. After the continuation 1 . �h7, White can play 2 Il xa8 capturing the black bishop. Black had no time to save his �ishop because he was in check. Giving Check and Escaping from Check It is worth rememberi ng that a check is not always strong, but it is always a very forcing move. So you must always watch out for checks, and calcu late the conseq uences carefu lly. Black to move Here White's queen has just moved to the c4 square, putting the black king in check.

8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 a b c d e f g h 1 ) Can Black castle? Here the black king and rook have never moved from their original squares. So can Black castle queenside in this position? 2) Can White castle? The white king and rooks have never moved from their original squares. So can White castle kingside in this position? 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3) Where will White's rook end up? Write down the name of the square where the white rook will finish up after queenside castling.

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