Checkmate! - Ideas for Students - by John Bain
An instructional workbook designed for beginning students. One of the strengths of Checkmate! is that it covers the mechanics of the checkmating process in great detail, not only with explanations, but also with diagrams with arrows and circles to pinpoint the key features. Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmate by the tactical motif used to force the mate (like attraction, double check, or removal of the guard) rather than the pattern of the checkmate itself. This approach provides a fresh view on the concept, and thus would work well in conjunction with another checkmate book, should the student desire more examples or wish to use Checkmate! as a second workbook.
- Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use.
- Easy-to-use, easy-to-correct worksheet format.
- Covers seven checkmating tactics.