Chess for Success

Chess for Success

Using An Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life. But he found his inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess book and becoming hypnotized by the game. He would eventually break the chess world's color lines by becoming an International Grandmaster in 1999.

Ashley realized that chess strategies could be used as an educational tool to help children avoid the pitfalls often associated with growing up. In this book, he serves up compelling anecdotes about how chess has positively affected young players. He also offers tips on technique, how to make the game fun for children of all ages and levels, and how to overcome the myth that chess isn't cool. Through his guidance, readers will understand how chess strategies can improve a child's mental agility, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Chess for Success is a much-anticipated resource for parents, teachers, counselors, youth workers, and chess lovers.

Baker & Taylor
Explains how the board game's principles and strategies can help youngsters avoid common pitfalls and problems of adolescence, as well as improve mental agility, concentration, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

& Taylor

An International Chess Grand Master explains how the principles and strategies of the game of chess can be used as an educational tool to help youngsters avoid the pitfalls and problems of growing up, discussing the benefits of playing chess in terms of improving a child's mental agility, concentration, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767915687
Characteristics: xiv, 268 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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