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Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc.

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...