Parents - don’t worry if you don’t have any chess experience. All you need to play with your child is some basic rules! Here is one mini-game you can play with only knowledge of the knight move. Because the knight is (by far) the trickiest piece, this is great practice for kids.
Not every chess coach is capable of teaching lessons to beginners. It takes chess knowledge, teaching skill, and a friendly demeanor. I’m very excited to share an interview with one of our fantastic coaches, National Master Nolan Hendrickson!
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?