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I teach elementary school and sponsor two chess clubs. I am looking to collect as many positions of one and two move simple tactics on themes. It takes a lot of time to create a lot of positions. So I was hoping to not to have to "reinvent the wheel".
Here are the themes I am looking for in priority order:
Double Threats (includes double attack, fork, double check, etc. anything with two threats with one move).
Later, I will come back to look for more specific tactics like discovered attacks, discovered checks, x-rays, windmills.
After that, I will be back for tactics like decoys, overloads and removing the defender.
Remember, I'm looking for as many simple positions that illustrate one and two move tactics like the double threats above.
14. Qg4 attacking knight and threatening checkmate, after his pawn cut off his queens communication with that side of the board.
I think you can find something close to what you're looking for in ChessOK collections (these are excellent training programs btw.)
However, you may want to email them so that they can point you towards the specific software that best meets your needs.
Another very good source is the Netherlands School teaching program 'Step'.
Netherlands "Step" program better than their soccer?
you can buy a tactics book or use the tactics trainer
Bain's chess tactics for students is probably one of the best simple introduction to tactics for kids. chessOK has some books that are good too (just for the 1a and 1b tactics ones)
you can also use some advanced problems and break them down step , backwards.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will look into them.
I am looking for something rather specific, so if you come across examples directly related to what I am looking for, I'd appreciate seeing you here again.
@mgoblue734 Not sure what I wrote to upset you, but I apologize. Is there a way to see the comments I've made? I'd be happy to remove the offending ones.
ChessOK's Elementary chess combinations has dozens of examples of forks classified by piece (bishop fork, pawn fork...). It also has a lot of double checks and discovered checks, but they are not classified by type of material.
Excellent, Laurent! Elementary Chess Combinations is a great start for what I am looking for.
This is not the CT-Art your link is pointing to though : here is the link to chessok software.
CT-Art has more difficult puzzles. It's not really suited for children under 1600 elo I think.
Oh yes. Thank you.
Thanks mgoblue734. Any others?
Hi letsreason, i myself volunteer at a summer chess club for youngsters and think chess is an excellent outlet. There they used books mostly, but also a website called chesstactics.org, which has excellent sources on double attacks, pins, skewers, classic mates, and dealing with strong guards you often encounter in games. I have personally seen a huge improvement in their playing (i actually have learned a ton as well!)
They also have many puzzles that are great sources of tactical training
how about reinfeld's 1001 books for instance "1001 brillian ways to checkmate," "1001 winning chess sacrifices," and so forth. amazon has them for as little as $4 each and they are available on the internet free. also Lazlo Polgar has a great book out 5334 combinations
Reinfeld's and Polgar's books might be a tad above the scholastic level.
When I was a kid I had no trouble with Reinfeld's books. Cut my I teeth on them!
Wow, LetsReason seems like a nasty piece of work.
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
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