We know how the pieces move. What's next?
May 29, 2012 11:31 AM Subscribe
We know how the pieces move. What's the next step for a dad and six-year old learning chess together?
posted by alms to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
As discussed previously
, my young son loves strategy games. Now he's started playing chess. We play together sometimes and I'd like us both to get better.
We understand certain little things like forks and trying to think a few moves ahead and remembering to pay attention to the whole board. But I don't know where to go next to get a better overall grasp of the game, including strategy and mechanics. While I understand individual moves, I don't have a good grasp of how to shape the board as a whole.
Would a good approach be to learn some openings? Is there a book that would take me (us) through some openings and use those to explain the advantages and disadvantages of certain positions in depth?
Alternatively, is there an introductory book that provides a good general introduction to chess strategy that goes beyond individual moves and individual pieces?
Or do we really need to just focus on those individual moves and pieces, and wait for the bigger picture to emerge?