Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive workbook written for children ages 7 to 13. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's the ideal study guide for developing skill at the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too. The book begins on square one: covering the rules, basic mates, and elementary tactics. It then leads the student through a whole range of advanced strategies, including piece development, pawn structure, and attacking the castled king. Opening principals, middlegame plans, and endgame techniques are all explained in clear and simple language. Separate sections throughout the book are devoted to combinations and terminology.
The presentation is a little juvenile (it is 'Winning Chess Strategy For Kids', after all.) The content is excellent, though, and treats tactics as well as strategy. The book will help to provide the reader with an excellent foundation in chess.
Not a great book. This is designed for one student to work through, sort of as a chess tutor. It is not full of lessons, and not full of tactics. It's not well laid out. Compared to Coakley's other works, this stands out as the worst. However, the others in the series are splendid.