Chess Coaching for Kids – Thomas Luther In the last twenty or so years, the age of education for chess has dropped drastically. There are more and more young chess players who compete in childhood at regional and national level or even at European and World Championships.
Unfortunately, the current chess literature still provides virtually nothing, which could help parents and coaches to prepare and support their children / students for such challenges.
How can we prepare kids under 8 and 10 for tournaments, local or international. Until now chess literature did not offer much. To fill this gap German Grandmaster and FIDE trainer Thomas Luther with a team of experienced experts started the “U10-Projects”.
Chess Coaching for Kids To fill this gap, Thomas Luther, Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach, and a team of seasoned experts have analyzed and evaluated over 2500 tournament games U8 and U10.
The result is an extensive collection of 68 examples and 247 test assignments, which gives an impression of what is to be expected and demanded in such tournaments.
Becoming a Grandmaster is the dream of every young chess talent. Thomas Luther achieved this goal despite the added challenge of being born with a disability.
He is a three-time German Champion who reached the Top 100 in the world, a highly successful coach and one of only a handful of people to be awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer. Readers will enjoy his chatty style, while also benefiting from invaluable advice about what it takes to achieve one’s chess goals.
Other topics for further information of parents and trainers as well as eliminating prejudices or misjudgements covered by this book:
- an investigation about typical mistakes and frequency of occurence
in lower age classes
- information about talent, prodigies and training
- an outlook on the u12 as the next important stage for growth and
This is the most comprehensive investigation and collection of materials on the subject “Chess for Kids” as well as a valuable guidebook on the subject “Chess Coaching for Kids”.