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If the level of a student’s game doesn’t equal the level of solving chess puzzles, it’s better to repeat a Step with workbook Extra or train in workbook Plus before proceeding to the next.

Two books — Stepping Stones 1covering roughly Lessonsand Stepping Stones 2covering Lessons — are also available. Ayesh KAnishka is currently reading it Jul 03, For young children, Chess-Steps has introduced two additional books: Van Wijgerden, who became a trainer for the Dutch chess federation in and later took over education at the Max Euwe Academyhas trained most of the leading Dutch players of our time.

First, we look at some of his games played on chesskid. Each Step should take about one calendar year to complete.

Players need access to good trainers to help them go over their games, correct their mistakes, and guide them towards greater understanding. When search strategies are internalized and become second nature, such tactical shots are not particularly hard to find.

Meanwhile young Dutch players are honing their skills and learning the Dutch system. What are the options to exploit this?


I thought, after reading Reinfeld and struggling to solving a few puzzles from Pandolfini, that I was ready to take on the world. Training and drills were standardized. Open Preview See a Problem? Introduction Chess-Steps has been developed in by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden in order to teach children to play chess.

Learning Chess – Workbook Step 2 by Rob Brunia

It spread throughout Europe and is now available world wide. Try your hand at this position, given immediately cgess this passage above. Someone teaches them the rules, or perhaps they go to a multi-week class at their school or public library.

The focus here is on basic mates and the win of material through elementary motifs like double attacks and pins. Here again only the slightest attention is paid to the opening, and most of the Step is centered on tactics. Ideally we would spend one full year in Step 1, and real tournament play would not begin for at least that long. It is far too early to know how things will turn out, but I notice that the terminology of the Steps is becoming part of his chess vocabulary. Trainers show their students scripted examples that clearly illustrate the nature of double attack, for instance, and then the students learn to find double attacks through solving.

Want to Read saving…. There is nothing mysterious about the Steps Method. Please contact us for instructions. Brunia, Rob and Cor van Wijgerden. The strength of Chess-Steps is that it chops all tactics into little building blocks.

Learning Chess – Workbook Step 2

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If only it were so. In the first stages of learning chess, positional play is far less important. In the first diagram, which comes from Step 2, we quickly see that White has two unprotected targets — the knight lrarning the bishop. Published January 1st by Van Wijgerden first published What I do notice is greater tactical acumen in my play.

The answer must be the training.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I think this is for the best. The workbooks and manuals are remarkably affordable, and even those whom Caissa has not blessed with great talent can succeed as trainers. I play each week at a local club, and I go over my games with the computer and with my coach.

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Edwin Meijer rated it really liked it Jan 02, Players are still asked to calculate five ply, but because learnning lessons begin to become positional in nature and thus less concrete, this Step is a step up from Step 4.

This way the trainer can easily follow the student’s progress. Peter is currently reading it Jul 02, Chamber of Commerce nr.

This, to my way of thinking, is the point of the Steps Method. Bianca Ladaru marked it as to-read Mar 31, Paperback elarning, 56 pages. The Netherlands is a country of approximately 17 million.