A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand. Learn how to use the different types of chess advantages (king safety, material, piece activity, and pawn structure) to correctly evaluate the position in order to select the best move. Basic strategies for the opening, middlegame, and endgame, are covered in detail as well as pitfalls to avoid and how to think during the game. Two hundred problems with a comprehensive answer key are given at two skill levels: Basset Hound (novice to intermediate) and Chess Detective (intermediate to advanced).
National Chess Master Todd Bardwick is one of the nation's leading full-time chess instructors and runs the Chess Academy of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Chess Camps. Mr. Bardwick was also the chess columnist for the Rocky Mountain News (1993-2009) and is a national columnist for Chess Life for Kids magazine.