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Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

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"I thought this was really well written and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. I think it will find readers at our library, so we will definitely be purchasing for the collection.

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This book provides a good introduction to the foundations of chess in an accessible way. It introduces chess shorthand and jargon, but doesn't speak in code. Each section include exercises to test your knowledge using an easy-to-understand visual representation.

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Winning Chess Exercises for Kids will be one of the best stepping stones to success in tournaments.

I have a child who is on the chess circuit and we could have really used this book a couple of years ago when we were first starting out! We tried out the exercises in the book today and really enjoyed it. There is always something to learn and as the book says the more you practice the better you will become.

This book is filled with wonderful examples both written and illustrative. They are easy to follow along even for the ultimate beginner. You will find the answers to all your burning questions in this one very handy book. The illustrations of the chess pieces are adorable and my 9 year old loved seeing them all, definitely helped with engagement.

We were gifted a digital copy of Winning Chess Exercises for Kids in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you Netgalley, Viktoria Ni, Zeitgeist and Penguin Random House for this opportunity.

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I received this DRC from NetGalley.

Having diagrams to practice various scenarios was a helpful way to learn. I don't know if a young child could really learn chess just from reading this book, especially since some answers were explained more than other ones, but I think it was a good way for me, a grown adult, to learn the basics. I suppose for those little geniuses out there, who I imagine would be the only ones really trying chess anyway, this would work just fine as a starting point.

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I was very excited for this book and it did not disappoint. I'm an adult who wants to learn chess beyond the absolute basics. This seemed like the perfect book. I think it is the nature of the game, but some of this came across as more complicated than I was prepared for. However the exercises were really solid and this is a well written book.

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this eARC.

"Winning Chess Exercises for Kids" is a delightful and instructive workbook designed to empower young chess enthusiasts. Authored by Woman International Master (WIM) Viktoria Ni, this book provides a dynamic learning experience for budding chess players aged 8 to 12.

Chess, with its intricate rules and multifaceted strategies, can be both fascinating and bewildering. Viktoria Ni recognizes this challenge and presents a comprehensive guide that demystifies the game. Whether your child is a novice or already captivated by the chessboard, this workbook promises to enhance their skills, boost confidence, and foster a true love for the game.

1. **Structured Learning:** Ni's step-by-step instructions ensure that young learners grasp essential concepts. From openings to endgames, the book covers it all.

With over 350 exercises interactive exercises, kids can actively engage with the material. These exercises reinforce understanding, pattern recognition, and strategic thinking.

Clear diagrams accompany each exercise, making complex moves accessible. Ni's annotations provide valuable insights into the reasoning behind each move.

This book covers strong openings, checkmate patterns, attack tactics, and defensive strategies. It's a holistic approach to chess mastery.

Ni's writing style is approachable and engaging. She bridges the gap between theory and practice, ensuring that young readers stay motivated.

As a Woman International Master, Ni brings her expertise to the table. Her insights are invaluable for both beginners and more experienced players.

The book includes explanations for each exercise, allowing kids to understand the thought process behind every move.

"Winning Chess Exercises for Kids" is more than a workbook—it's a mentor!

Whether your child (or any beginning player) dreams of becoming a grandmaster or simply enjoys the thrill of a well-played game, this book is a must-have. So, grab your chessboard, set up the pieces, and embark on a journey of strategic brilliance!

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Terrific resource, especially for beginning chess players. Visual depictions of each move makes learning easy and fun. Great addition for individual learners and must have for libraries with kids chess programs

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Written by an international master in chess, this book helps both beginners and advanced chess players play their best.

My 7 & 8 year old sons love to play chess with their dad, so this title caught my eye. The diagrams in the book offer exercises to test your knowledge and strategy. Kids can use this book to learn how to play chess for the first time. If they have experience playing chess, they can skip ahead to some of the more advanced exercises in the book. There is an answer key in the back of the book which gives not only the answer, but also an explanation.

I also have to mention how much I love the cover! The graphics are adorable and will appeal to children and parents alike!

The would be the perfect workbook for young chess lovers ages 8-12. I will be purchasing a physical copy for my boys.

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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A good starting point for children. Detailed and they will be able to learn thoroughly with this guide. I particular liked the questions and answers that engaged the audience.

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I really like how this book is set up and formatted. The images and instructions are very clear and easy to understand. It also felt interactive, with lots of questions and the answer key at the back.

Overall, this book is super informative and goes beyond the basics. I know this book will be in demand in our libraries.

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Great at explaining the rules so and how each piece is important in the game. I just think that strategy isn't something you can learn from a book, especially how to anticipate your opponent's moves. That is not this books fault, I'm just pointing it out. As a complete beginner I'm happy with all I learned.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting access to this wonderful book in exchange for my honest review.

As someone who has never played chess, but always wondered about it, I enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about chess. This book would definitely not be suited for very young readers though.

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Winning Chess Exercises for Kids : Practice Moves, Tactics, and Strategies to Outsmart Your Opponent. This is a chess workbook primarily aimed at children from 8-12, but is a useful aid for anyone wanting to learn the game of chess. The book aims to help you learn faster, improve your ability to strategize and think about the game, in a fun and practical way. It is a good book for parents who want to brush up their own skills to help and play the game with their children. Overall a really useful resource.

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I have never come across a book about this subject, and it is a good one for public libraries to have. It will appeal to our homeschoolers and conservative families who especially enjoy game time.

Because this is intended for ages 8-12, I would expect it to be more visually interesting.
I wonder how much of this is relevant for the true beginner.

I do like the question/answer format.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I will purchase for my library.

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This book is great for kids and adults too. I am parent who never played chess. But, I have a kid who wants to learn chess. This book presents the rules in a simple manner so I can learn them and play with my kid.

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As someone who's learning chess I am grateful this book was written. It is favored for children but as an adult who knows nothing about chess but wants to learn I found it very helpful. At the time of review, I have scrolled through the book but plan to use it as a reference sheet as I learn. Will buy a physical copy for myself.

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