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Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc.

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Chess app with king captures

I am in pretty much the situation of this question: I'm trying to teach my four-year-old son the rules of chess, but the concept of "checkmate" is too abstract for a small child, so I want ...
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What chess book or teaching approach is this from my childhood?

When I was little (mid-late 90's) my mom taught me to play chess. She had a book, which looked pretty old at the time (perhaps from the 70s but I could be off by a decade or more). The book outlined ...
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Free offline demonstration software with arrows, sidelines and engine

I'm looking for a software where I can demonstrate games in a lecture. The software shall have these features: usable without internet connection on a Windows 10 PC free input and save a game as pgn ...
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Does some GM or notable coach consistently employ “hand and brain” as a teaching tool?

I've seen some streamers do what they call "hand and brain", meaning that one person plays while the other chooses the kind of piece that they must move. All cases I've seen were intended for having ...
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Play pawn-only chess vs a friend

I am teaching a youngster how to play chess, remotely. I've seen suggestions to start with pawn-only chess, where we start with the initial setup for all 16 pawns, but no other pieces on the board. ...
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Is there research on how successfully chess can discipline children?

According to the article Armenia makes chess compulsory in schools, Armenia made chess mandatory in school for the sake of discipline. A lot of people in the real world don't work together to organize ...
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What level of player is Kasparov's MasterClass suited for?

I am about 1400. I was wondering if I should pay for Kasparov's MasterClass, but I am not sure if it is worth the money. Has anyone bought this?
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Recommendations for kids sites

I am a teacher, and don’t really play much. My students like chess and I want to send them to some safe chess sites for kids. Recommendations?
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

I have been running the chess club at the local high school, which I graduated from 40 years ago. As part of it, I have been giving free lessons. I have had several problems, and I am looking for ...
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Where to start with a child learning chess?

From here: What is the best age to learn chess? it seems that consensus is that that kids can start learning chess at almost any age. From around 5 years old they are big enough to learn the names ...
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Chess principles for beginner [closed]

I'm trying to put together a flyer of the golden rules in chess for kids that are absolute beginners. I noticed that they ran into the same trivial mistake that could be easy to fix with a simple ...
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Games that illustrate attacking themes

I have recently made an agreement with a bunch of highly interested but still inexperienced players and I will become their trainer. My plan is to have 1-2 meetings per week with them to talk about ...
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Recommended master games for teaching chess

I am teaching chess to beginners and am looking for recommended games to be discussed/analyzed together. So the games should be relatively simple, short and ideally focus on one main theme (e.g. ...
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Best method of remote tutoring?

My tutor and I are exploring ways of doing lessons over the internet, and to our surprise, there isn't an immediately obvious way to do this on lichess or chess.com. What we were looking for is an ...
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How to teach (intermediary) chess to small groups with little time

I'm a chess teacher/coach for a couple of children (age 14-18) at my local (not very big) chess club (we're all member of this club). Due to various constraints on my and their part, all the time I ...
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Why is en passant hardly heard of?

So many people I know (or have played chess with) have never heard of En passant and will call me out for cheating. En passant is a move in chess. It is a special pawn capture that can only occur ...
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5 year old chess

My 5 year old son is showing immense interest in chess. I play with him and he has joined an after school class for chess. I was told to buy the book by Polgar. He is solving the mate in one puzzles....
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Significant and efficient advice for amateurs

I was once at a cafe on a Saturday; a novice joined our chess club meeting to have fun. After observing his opening moves, I concluded he randomly used pawns to attack the opponent (completely ...
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Who is the teacher of the game that has a lesson plan as follows:

To find the degree (or the number of attacked squares), of a square's corresponding vertex for all pieces and their corresponding graphs, given any square of the board. In other words, given a piece ...
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What sort of job opportunities fits well with a good chess player? [duplicate]

A friend of mine recently lost his job, and he happens to be a pretty decent chess player; Over 2000. There is not enough chess teaching positions in the area to employ him full time, and he hasn't ...
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Giuoco Piano to Kids

What to tell to a kid of 6 years about Giuoco Piano opening? Isn't it to calculative or aggressive for a beginner of 6 years?
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Does chess help develop moral virtues or correct practical attitudes?

Benjamin Franklin wrote a famous essay on the virtues of chess, claiming that it teaches foresight, circumspection, caution among others. Kasparov Chess Foundation's mission is to bring the many ...
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A quiet mate in two

I teach chess to children and a colleague of mine told me of this position to show to the kids. Black plays and gives mate in two. It seems an easy position but the children I teach had difficulties ...
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How to handle resignations from unlost positions when learning?

I played a game against bemeurer, a friend of mine who's learning chess. He's only got me to play against but he's learning quite quick. Of the 8 games we played so far, I won all of them. Most quite ...
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Chess movie as educational incentive

I am trying to encourage a young friend to learn chess. He is very interested, just like any child would be with a child's play. I am wondering which movie about chess to choose, that could cause more ...
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What checkmates are appropriate for 7 year old kids?

I give chess lessons to children and I've been told by my boss that the most important ability at this age is the capacity of delivering checkmate to the opponent. I've taught them the back rank mate,...
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How can I make my child interested in playing chess?

I am just an OK player and I wish for my eight-year old kid to learn chess and be interested in it too. Can you please give tips/ideas as to how can I make my child interested in it?
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Unlearning myths from the mind of an experienced club player

I recently met a club player who had been playing chess for 23 years, but couldn't improve his ELO more that 1800. When I played with him, I found his tactical skills are good, moderate endgame ...
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Explaining knight move to kids

I am currently teaching a kid (~6 years) chess and we started with the pieces. While she had no trouble picking up the rules for the rook, the bishop, the queen and the king, the knight seems more ...
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How can I teach the endgame to someone who feels it is “boring”?

I have a student who is in the 1600-1700 range, who has lost his last few games due to improper handling of endgame positions. Some were drawn, which he lost; some winning which he drew; and some ...
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Teaching 3 years old kid chess

My new neighbors have a 2 years 10 months old kid. When he come to visit me, he often see me playing chess online. So he kept asking me, how to play this. I got a plastic chess set and he opened it ...
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Why is it a good idea to teach chess in schools?

There is a "movement" towards teaching chess in school and perhaps introduce chess as its own subject. What are the advantages of teaching chess at schools? In what ways is chess similar to other ...
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How do you teach chess to a beginner / rookie?

Recently, I got some students (beginners) in chess, and I would like to teach them how to play but I don't know where to start! They already know how to move pieces and some concepts on how to play, ...
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What is the easiest possible way to start teaching children how to play chess?

As a followup to What is the earliest possible age to start teaching children how to play chess?, I'm wondering: What is the easiest possible way to start teaching children how to play chess? The ...