39 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess at 4My daughter is 4 years old and interested in learning to play chess. After only 2 games she seems to be getting a grasp of the game. Last game she actually had a better position at one point, I did give her some pointers and I did intentially miss the checkmate early on, but all the same, she is showing real promise.
Anyone here had experience of teaching a child to play chess, particularly a 4 or 5 year old.
43 ( +1 | -1 ) She struggles a bitwith knights I have to advise her, but if she says she wants to move her Knight (horse) I tell her where she can move it. Ive just allowed my 7 year old to play my 4 year old. Lets just say my 7 year old is in tears because she lost.
Here is how the game started White - Jasmine 7 Years old Black - Imogen 4 years old 1. f4 d5 - Jasmine always plays Birds Opening for some reason 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5
56 ( +1 | -1 ) don't waste her timeteaching her tons of openings and endgame strategies.. just get her comfortable with calculating her own way through positions and tactics.. that's the hardest thing to learn/develope.. if she tackles that at an early age in my opinion she can go very much further. getting to that point where you visualize the board pretty well and can really calculate ahead is the hardest part for any newcomer to chess.. memorizing openings and even the theory behind the openings is rather easy and that can come later when she decides she really wants to study chess