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Learn Chess in 30 Minutes

Chess for Absolute Beginners

DVD-Box, ChessDVDs, 1. Auflage 2006

Aus der Reihe »Roman's Lab«

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Gewicht 100 g
Hersteller ChessDVDs
Medium Download, DVD
Erscheinungsjahr 2006
Autor Susan Polgar
Reihe Roman's Lab
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
Einband DVD-Box

This DVD runs for 80 minutes and is split into several chapters. Namely:

  • Chess History

GM Polgar and FM Paul Truong narrate a brief history of chess, showing some historical archive material from the World Chess Hall of Fame in Florida. One of the features on show is a table used in the Fischer v Spassky match; another is a magnificent display covering the life of GM Polgar herself.

  • The Queen of Chess

The full tale of GM Susan Polgar's remarkable life and chess achievements could, of course, fill several DVDs. This is a neat little summary of her story so far.

  • Excel Through Chess

This short section looks at the benefits of chess for children. A number of brief interview snippets with juniors all reveal a positive attitude and an enjoyment of chess competitions. The importance of a sporting attitude is highlighted too. This is summed up by GM Polgar with one of her favourite phrases: 'Win with grace, lose with dignity' .

  • Let's Learn Chess

When it comes to teaching the actual chess, Susan is helped by her friends 'Champion' and 'King Harold', two animated characters; one is a horse, the other a King. The graphics are great and clearly designed to be attractive to children.

Let's Play Chess

Fine Tune Your Game Basic Tricks and Advice Captures in One Move Checkmates in One Move Chess Terms and Notation

This is an excellent DVD package and one which should prove especially useful to junior novices and their parents. 'Fun Facts' pop up throughout the lessons and the bite-sized chunks keep the presenation fresh and interesting.

One particular aspect to come across is the way the presenters are not afraid to highlight the achievements of GM Polgar. It's something we are particularly bad at, here in England, where supporting the underdog is a fine art and maintaining an ambivalent to champions is de rigueur. If we could cultivate positive, successful role models in this country we could improve things immeasurably. Meanwhile, we'll just have to watch DVDs such as these.

Sean Marsh, Marsh Towers


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