A large number of schools and chess clubs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria use this method for their chess lessons. This method consists of six steps. Step 3 To proceed with the third step the knowledge from step two is indispensable, but apart from that step three is not really difficult. The tactics issues are relatively easy and also the lessons about defending against tactics should not cause any problems. Only trapping is a bit tricky.
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A large number of schools and chess clubs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria use this method for their chess lessons. This method consists of six steps.
After the rules of the game and the basic skills from the previous step, the first principles of tactics and positional play are on the program now. We are going to teach attacking techniques and how to win material in a clever way.
Tactics are very important in playing chess. The tactical possibilities seen by advanced chess players originate from good positional play; in the case of the students of step two they come out of thin air. At this level all games are decided by tactics, so it is logical to pay a lot of attention to this matter.
Positional play is still less important at this level than tactics. The problem is that to introduce even the most simple positional concepts is aiming too high. Workbook Step 2 Next to the exercises there are reminders in the workbook. These are short recapitulations of the material from the manual for the students. There are 9 reminders.
The Steps method
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