Charles Hertan knows what kids really need to know (and want to know)
about getting their pawns and pieces ready for action.
chess opening books concentrate on the variations in different
openings. Charles Hertan believes that for beginners and advanced
beginners memorizing lines is not only boring but also a waste of time.
Hertan’s approach is different.
helps kids to develop a solid understanding of the fundamental opening
principles. What are the properties of each chess piece, and how can
they be mobilized effectively to work together and get a strong position
on the board?
In his trademark humorous and kidfriendly way,
Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the
start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most
Common Opening Mistakes.
This is a fun, easy-to-use, down-to-earth and accessible chess opening primer.
Charles Hertan is a FIDE Master from Massachusetts who has been teaching kids for more
than thirty years. He won the ChessCafe Book of the Year Award and
authored the best-selling Power Chess for Kids books.Publisher: New In Chess, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium