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Prepare with Chess Strategy

130 pages, paperback, Mongoose, 1. edition 2016.

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Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root's Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you.

Building on the Boy Scouts of America's Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet.

Prepare With Chess Strategy is a step-by-step guide to help beginner to intermediate-level players learn the common elements of chess strategy, such as Force, Space, Time, and Pawn Structure. Scouts and other players can practice chess with the book's exercises and test themselves with its end-of-chapter quizzes. Merit badge counselors, chess coaches, and teachers will find this book a valuable resource for their own lessons and workshops.

Prepare With Chess Strategy to achieve your chess goals!

Alexey Root has a Ph.D. in education from UCLA and is a senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas, teaching education courses that explore the uses of chess. A tournament chess player since age nine, she was the U.S. Women's Champion in 1989.

After the introduction of the Chess merit badge in 2011, Dr. Root became a Boy Scouts of America merit badge counselor. She conducts chess workshops and tournaments at the National Scouting Museum.

Dr. Root's six previous books include Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators (2006) and Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 (2012).

Language English
Author Root, Alexey W.
Publisher Mongoose
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 150 g
Width 13.3 cm
Height 20.3 cm
Pages 130
ISBN-13 978-1-936277-69-8
Year of Publication 2016
Binding paperback

009 Chapter 1: Introduction

010 Resources

013 Definitions

015 Exercises

015 Merit Badge Companion

019 Chapter 2: Force

019 Notation

020 Counting Points

024 Attackers and Defenders

028 Material Versus Activity

030 King and Queen Checkmate

033 Quiz

035 Chapter 3: Space

036 Space in the Opening

038 Space in the Endgame

039 Nimzo-Indian Defense

040 Counting Space

043 Space in the Middle Game

045 Quiz

047 Chapter 4: Pawn Structure

047 Pawn Chains

049 Counting Islands

050 Doubled Pawns

052 Passed Pawns

056 Ruy López (Exchange Variation)

062 Quiz

063 Chapter 5: Time

063 Progressive Chess

064 Scholar’s Mate

065 Counting Time

067 Danish Gambit

068 Grandmaster Time

069 Quiz

071 Chapter 6: King Safety

071 King Safety, Time, and Pawn Structure

072 Direct-Mate Chess Problems

072 Immortal Game

073 Evergreen Game

075 Opera Game

076 Pipe Game

077 Polish Immortal Game

079 Quiz

081 Chapter 7: Exploiting Weaknesses

081 Unprotected Piece

082 Two Attackers, One Defender

083 Overloaded Piece

084 Square Protected by King

085 Quiz

087 Chapter 8: Time (on the clock)

087 Time Management

089 Time Trouble

091 Sportsmanship

093 Quiz

095 Chapter 9: Counselors, Coaches, and Teachers

095 Background

097 Prerequisites and Materials

101 Workshop

104 Tournament

107 Glossary

127 References

Prepare with Chess Strategy