Bundle: School Chess Club Starter Pack

$375.00

This comprises:

10 Chess Sets with Fold-up Boards & Bags
Set of 6 hardback books
How to Play Chess DVD

Tournament Chess Board - Fold-Up × 10

Foldup Tournament Chess Board

The board (57mm squares, 50cm overall) is made from hard-wearing vinyl and is dark green and cream, with the coordinates displayed on the borders

Bag for Tournament Pieces (red or navy blue) × 10

All the pieces fit into this durable but light-weight bag. There is a choice of maroon, green or navy blue.

Chess Pieces, Tournament Standard × 10

The set of pieces, black and cream in colour, come in 2 zip-lock bags. They are very strongly made.

How to Play Chess DVD

DVD How to Play Chess

This is an excellent tool for beginners to learn the basics of chess.

Chess for Children

by Murray Chandler and Helen Milligan

The way each of the pieces moves, some very simple strategy, and the rules of chess are explained in bite-sized chunks. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand-Alligator of chess. Includes 20 large-format pages of illustrations. This is a hardback book, ideal for school libraries.

Chess Openings for Kids

by John Watson and Graham Burgess

For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas. This is a hardback book, ideal for school libraries.

Chess Puzzles for Kids

by Murray Chandler

This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. Using an innovative format, every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example, illustrating an important pattern. Each puzzle has been graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners or younger readers will enjoy reading the basic warm-up exercises. The more experienced can wrestle with some classic puzzles, whilst at the same time learning of typical themes and killer concepts. The final challenging chapters - Mission Impossible - are guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions! Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives.' This is a hardback book, ideal for school libraries.

Chess Tactics for Kids

by Murray Chandler

Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognising frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters. Chess Tactics for Kids makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations on how to approach chess games with confidence - and success. This is a hardback book, ideal for school libraries.

How to Beat your Dad at Chess

by Murray Chandler

This is not just a book for kids - for Dad read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive and guaranteed to improve your game. This is a hardback book, ideal for school libraries.

Chess Endgames for Kids

by Murray Chandler

Most chess games are decided in the endgame. It is here where you reap the reward
for your good play, or else use all your cunning to deny the opponent victory. Knowing
just a few key endgame techniques will dramatically increase your confidence, as you
will understand what positions to aim for and which to avoid.
Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the
endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond.
Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics
and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic.
Throughout the book, many cunning endgame tricks are highlighted. You will have fun
springing them on friends, family – or your opponents in serious tournaments.
Chess Endgames for Kids makes learning chess endgames fun. But it is also a
serious endgame course written by a leading endgame expert, and provides a firm
basis for vital skills that will develop throughout your chess career.
German grandmaster Karsten Müller is arguably the world’s foremost writer on chess
endgames. Whenever an interesting endgame occurs in a high-level game, the chess
world knows that it will soon be dissected and explained by Müller. Whether writing for
a low-level or high-level audience, his infectious zeal for the endgame shines through.
His ‘masterwork’, Fundamental Chess Endings (co-authored with Frank Lamprecht,
and also published by Gambit) is a modern endgame ‘bible’ and was studied
intensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Additional information

Weight 12.65 kg
Dimensions 52 × 33 × 25 cm

Tournament Chess Board - Fold-Up

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 53 × 27 × 5 cm

Bag for Tournament Pieces (red or navy blue)

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 1 cm

Chess Pieces, Tournament Standard

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 20 × 11 × 10 cm

How to Play Chess DVD

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 3 cm

Chess for Children

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 2 cm

Chess Openings for Kids

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 3 cm

Chess Puzzles for Kids

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 3 cm

Chess Tactics for Kids

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 3 cm

How to Beat your Dad at Chess

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 3 cm

Chess Endgames for Kids

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 3 cm