Chess for Schools Shortlisted

I’m thrilled to announce that my book Chess for Schools has been shortlisted, along with three other titles, for the English Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.

The citation reads:

There is increasing awareness to the value of learning chess in general education, but there have been no books in English on how to teach it. James brings a lifetime of experience in doing so and has now written this comprehensive book which fully covers how to begin. It is difficult to imagine a better book to give a non-chess playing schoolteacher starting chess classes for the first time. In view of the Prime Minister’s interest in supporting chess, this is a valuable and topical book as well.

You can see the complete shortlist here.

I can offer a FREE copy of this book along with a FREE consultancy session to any school in the area interested in taking a very different approach to chess. If you have children, grandchildren or other young relations who attend a local school, do please put them in touch with me. Now – at the start of the new school year, would be an excellent time for us to talk.

I can also provide a FREE consultation session for parents in the Twickenham area. Again, contact me if you know anyone who might be interested.

Email me here if you want to find out more.

Richard James