More Checkmating patterns your players should know.

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A number of coaches asked me for more checkmates and I found the following online. I have spoken about patterns in chess and will focus on this very important topic on its own in a future blog. As a coach you should regularly search for information on the net that you can use in your lessons. These checkmates are very basic, however if your players do not know these checkmates and are unable to solve it at a glance, they definitely need to work on these. Once more I can not stress enough the importance of planning your chess lessons and adapting the worksheets you get from where ever to accommodate the level of play of your players you are coaching. Soon I will publish a “coaching and planning guide for the uninitiated”. Till next time, burn the chess candle on both ends.


Basil Ellman

Basil is an active chess coach for more than 30 years... He is also a qualified trainer of coaches and a qualified chess arbiter. Basil has a passion for chess and has established various chess clubs in schools and communities in the Western Cape - South Africa which are still in existence and growing strong. He has served on various bodies promoting chess not only as a sport but also as a tool to excel academically. He has a Masters degree in Specialised education and is also an advocate for players with special needs.

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