Our Step 1 beginner chess class reached an important milestone yesterday: Students learned about check! A check is an attack on your king. Parker told them that being in check is like hearing a fire alarm: You have to stop whatever you’re doing and deal with it.
Today’s blog is about the point of the game: Checkmate! You may be surprised to hear that our Step 1 beginner chess course doesn’t talk about checkmate in the beginning. In fact, we teach six different topics before the first checkmate lesson! Experience shows that it works perfectly. Why is that?