Chess Kid Membership Help To Improve Their Game
There is no better gift for a young chess player than a membership to chesskid.com . While you can make it with the free program, any serious young chess players will learn so much more from having full access to the whole website. They can watch all the videos, including the more advanced tactics and they have full access to the whole chess puzzles. They have various membership levels: you can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. Obviously, the yearly one is the most cost effective. My daughter is a young chess player and she loves it, particularly the videos and the puzzles. So, if you are stuck for ideas abut gifts for a young chess lover, chesskid.com is the best you can have.
Chess Books for Kids To Improve Their Game
There are always not enough books that a chess player can have. However, there are special chess books for kids that can help them teach how to play chess for various levels. At my daughter chess club they do chess puzzles from a certain book, then I went online and bought her other complimentary books from the same author, Jeff Coakley. They must be doing something right as their chess club went from nowhere to the top in under a year.
She loves them all and it did improve her tremendously. A kid between age 7 to 10 years old should understand it easily and do it themselves. Also Chess tactics for kids by Murray Chandler is also a must for this age.
Staunton Weighted Chess Set
Buy a wooden chess set for kids can make a great gift for every occasion. There are a myriad of chess sets on the market, from the very high end to some very poor quality ones. House of Staunton chess sets are the household names to chess board sets. Just make sure to purchase the weighted pieces as kids are very active and there is nothing more irritating than see your pieces fallen of the board.
However, from my experience nobody brings their wooden chess set to tournaments anymore. Most kids bring the standard roll-out scholastic plastic chess set. Again, the weighted set is a must. I like it very much as the board is foldable and you can play with it anywhere. The bag is also a must. However, been a gift, it’s best to make sure he/she doesn’t already own such portable tournament chess set.