Testimonials

Testimonials

We use Chess Tactics For Students as our official club book at my school, Greenbriar West Elementary School. In our second year of using the book, the school became the Virginia state champions for K–3 and K–5. We repeated as the Virginia K-5 champs the next year and placed 2nd in the K-5 national championship! It is a great book for kids.
Gary Connors (Coach, Greenbriar West Elementary School)

I have been teaching a Critical Thinking & Chess course at a progressive career college in Rhode Island for the past few years. The course is popular with students, and many of them have benefited from it, due in no small part to your excellent workbooks and the resources of the ChessPuzzles.com website. We especially like the Chess Tactics for Students workbook, but several of my less experienced students made quick progress through your Checkmate! Ideas For Students workbook. Both books made the teaching and learning of chess principles and ideas efficient, thorough, and just plain fun. (The competition in class over the solutions was breathtaking!) Lately, I've introduced the students to the daily checkmate puzzles posted at ChessPuzzles.com, for the free prizes, of course, but also for extra-credit. So thank you. Of all the resources out there, yours are at just the right level for my students. Thank You!
Donald L. Soucy, Professor of Humanities, New England Institute of Technology

I would like to say, "Thank You!" I recently won the checkmate-in-three drawing and received the book, "Chess Tactics For Students." I have enjoyed the format and easy to follow layouts as you visited and expounded on the fundamentals of this wonderfully complex game. "Chess Tactics" has helped me to look deeper into my own games. Thank You!
David Anderson, Lakeland, Florida

I have been teaching chess to young players for 15 years and currently conduct clubs and classes at 9 schools in Eugene, Oregon. During this time, my players and teams have won 44 Oregon titles at various grade and age levels and 3 National Championships. I have always considered "Chess Tactics for Students" to be an essential text for beginning to intermediate students.
Jerry Ramey, Chessways - Eugene, Oregon

In my younger days I was a tournament player. As a parent of young children—ages 4 and 7 years old, I am having a wonderful time teaching and sharing the game with my kids—and I started a chess program at their school. Your books have been a wonderful resource for us. My older child has gone through your books and is playing at a fairly sophisticated level. My younger child is just starting on “Checkmate! Ideas For Students.” She is having fun with the problems. They present a good level for her.

I just bought additional copies of “Chess Rules,” “Checkmate” and “Chess Tactics” to give to a friend of my children for a birthday present—a youngster who is just starting to play and has really taken to the game. Hopefully his family will enjoy your books and get as much out of them as we have. I just wanted to pass on a quick note to say thank you and well done!
Brian Osler, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Chess Tactics For Students was the first tactics book that my son used. I was a complete novice at the time so we both learned a ton from your book. He’s had a top 10 rating (for his class) each of the past two years in Washington state, so it must have helped! Thanks again.
Dan Osborn (Chess Club Coordinator, Wedgwood Elementary, Seattle)

We use Chess Tactics For Students as our official club book at my school, Greenbriar West Elementary School. In our second year of using the book, the school became the Virginia state champions for K–3 and K–5. It is a great book for kids.
Gary Connors (Coach, Greenbriar West Elementary School)

I have been using your books in our elementary school chess club for several years. They are the only workbooks I’ve found that allow for different levels of students to progress at their own pace and are both challenging at those levels as well as being easy for the students to understand in terms of directions and goals. We have around 90 students in our chess club ranging from kindergarteners (who use the books with assistance), to fifth graders (many of whom who have been in the chess club since kindergarten).
John Brunner (Lowell Elementary School Chess Club)

I just received yesterday your fine book and I find it terrific. It is so clearly explained and thoroughly designed, that it is really a pleasure studying it. I bought it through a local store (Sandi Bookstore)! I am learning the game and I can hardly wait to point other people in the right direction from the very first steps. I bought the book thanks to the advise from Mr. Dan Heisman—he knows of what he advises!

Along with me, my two kids (7 & 11 years old ) are also learning the Royal Game, so having acquired Chess Tactics for Students is worth three times the price, which by itself is worth three times its price compared to other books!

I had been using other books on tactics but they have only minimal explanations to the tactics and none of them has the school-like, professional presentation CTFS has. By all means, I recommend your book for the intended audience.
David Preciado (Zapopan City, Jalisco State, Mexico)