Chess instructional materials

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Beginners

Handouts
Board  worksheet
minilesson Pieces
Rook    worksheet
Bishop    worksheet>
King    worksheet
Queen    worksheet
Knight    worksheet
Pawn    worksheet
Check, Checkmate, or Stalemate?    worksheet
Getting out of check
En Passant
Castling
R+R+K vs K Checkmate     Homework

Novices

Handouts
 Scholars Mate: ...offense... defense
 Double Attack  ... worksheet
  Q+K vs K Checkmate       Homework
 R+K vs K Checkmate
R+R+K vs K+P              homework
 Piece values
  Forks
 Skewers
 Pins ...worksheets #1 ... #2
 Discovered Attack ......worksheet...(answers)
 Notation   - Long     - Short
 Opening Principles    Coaches Notebook: Opening Analysis    worksheet: 'You be the coach'
 Pawn structures
 "What chess Pieces love" worksheet  (answers)
Flashcards
R+K vs K Checkmate
Mini-games
wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King Hunt: 2 Rooks wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King+P Hunt: 2 rooks
wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King Hunt: Queen wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King+P Hunt: Queen
wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King Hunt: 1 Rook wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King+P Hunt: 2 rooks
wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) King Hunt: 4 knights wpe1.jpg (1286 bytes) Kinight's Tour

Intermediate

Handouts
Draws - Tournament Tactics
Rule of the square
P+K vs K (defense)
P+K vs K (offense)
Legall's Mate
 Opening: 1. ...
 Opening: 1.d4 ...
Opening: 1.e4 ... (worksheet)                              "You be the coach" worksheet
Opening: 1.e4 e5 ... (worksheet)                            "You be the coach" worksheet
Opening: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 (worksheet - - answers)   "You be the coach" worksheet
Opening: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc4 (worksheet)
 Opening: Trap! 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 (worksheet - answers)
 Opening: Opening: Ruy Lopez
Flashcards
Basic Openings (1.xx)
1. d4
1. e4 e5
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6

Advanced

Handouts
Two Bishop Checkmate
Flashcards
French - (White)
Spanish - (White)
Spanish - Morphy Def - 4. Ba4 (black)
Spanish - Morphy Def - 4. Bxc6 (black)
Queens Gambit - 3.xx (white)
Queens Gambit - Declined (black)
Queens Gambit - Declined (white)
Queens Gambit - Slav main line (black)
Philadors Defense 3.d4 -White.pdf

Online Books

Beginner's Book of Chess  - By Joe Guth.

A complete text book that can be printed off and used in the classroom.
Pocket Chess Challenge - By Joe Guth.

A portable chess puzzle book in PDF format. Print yourself or take down to the local print shop.(PDF 580K)

Puzzles

Mates
King+Rook Mate-in-one (EZ)
King+Rook Mate-in-one
King+2-Rooks Mate-in-one
King+Queen Mate-in-one (EZ)
King+Queen Mate-in-one
King+Bishop Mate-in-one (EZ)
King+Bishop Mate-in-one
King+Knight Mate-in-one (EZ)
King+Knight Mate-in-one

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