Robert Snyder, national chess master and noted teacher, introduces this timeless game to the young beginner. Snyder teaches the basic principles and then builds on students’ knowledge, giving clear instructions on how to choose and employ opening, middle, and endgame strategies to win. In twenty graduated lessons, with over 275 diagrams, Chess for Juniors covers:
— Basic Rules
— Check, Checkmate, and Castling
— Opening Systems, including the Ruy Lopez, the Sicilian Defense, the Nimzo-Indian, the Queen’s Indian Defense.
— Basic Endgame Strategy
— Tactics such as the Hanging Piece, the Fork, and the Pin
— And more.
Robert M. Snyder’s students have included the 1989 and 1990 national elementary and junior high school champions. He is the founder of the Chess for Juniors chess club in Garden Grove, California, the country’s largest club for young people, and his school seminars have been attended by a total of over 50,000 students.