A couple of years ago, WIM Laura Moylan, FIDE Master Brett Tindall and a group of other Sydney Academy Of Chess coaches got together to explore methods to improve our coaching. A few ideas were sketched out and one of them, on top of the list, was to produce a workbook which would help kids to learn chess a little bit quicker.
Hundreds of hours later, the first Sydney Academy of Chess Workbook was released. And it was very successful (and still is!), mainly due to:
- The book is filled with coloured diagrams, arrows, highlighted squares.
- Simple, direct language.
- 100 pages.
- The lessons have to do with the topics covered during our live lessons at schools.
- The book combines both explanations and puzzles to confirm that the student has actually understood the topic.
- The pricing is very reasonable: $22 per workbook, or $35 for both.