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Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc.

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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 my 8 year old kid to learn chess and be interested in it. Can you please give tips / ideas as to how can I make my child interested in it. Thanks.
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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, ...