John Foley, Director of ChessPlus, President of the Kingston Chess Club and an eminent figure in school chess education, has compiled his years of experience and knowledge into a creative book titled CheckMate! The Wonderful World of Chess. This inspiring and comprehensive guide is a testament to Foley’s dedication to Chess in Education and his mission to empower both educators and children in the world of chess. As a member of the Education Commission of the European Chess Union, Foley’s expertise shines through the pages, making it an invaluable resource for students starting to learn chess and educators alike.
Foley, who has been training chess educators and children for several years, has distilled his passion and knowledge of the game into this must-read book. It presents a comprehensive guide that goes beyond basic chess strategies. The book delves into the deeper aspects of chess, emphasizing the intellectual and cognitive benefits for students.
Chess is not just a game but a powerful educational tool, Foley asserts. It enhances logical reasoning, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. It strengthens focus, concentration, and patience. The book aims to tap into these educational advantages and harness them for the benefit of the students.
With its engaging and comprehensive approach, it brings the joy and intellectual stimulation of chess to the forefront of education. It serves as a roadmap for educators seeking to introduce chess into their classrooms and provides young learners with an opportunity to develop important life skills through a game they love.
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John Foley’s CheckMate! The Wonderful World of Chess is a testament to his unwavering dedication to Chess in Education. This book is destined to empower educators and students alike, unlocking the immense potential of chess as an educational tool and fostering a love for the game that will last a lifetime.