Chess Starts Here! DVD
This novel and entertaining chess instructional DVD for kids, winner of four Gold prizes, is taught by Josh Waitzkin - one of the most brilliant and charismatic young chess players in America - and his teacher, Bruce Pandolfini- both made world-famous by the Paramount film åÒSearching for Bobby FischeråÓ.
Using a new and fresh approach, the game of Chess is taught from the unusual position of checkmate - the ultimate move in this old game. Josh and Bruce move easily through the intricate moves and rules of the game, regaling the viewer with interesting real-life anecdotes and clear and exciting graphics that simply and pointedly explain the complex moves and turns of the pieces on the board.
The Chess Starts Here! DVD is intended for viewers six years old through adulthood, and endeavors to teach the fundamentals of the game of Chess so that even a childcould play the game after viewing and learning the lessons in the DVD
Chess Starts Here! begins in a New York City park where Josh plays one of the åÒchess hustlersåÓ in a rapid-fire 2 minute speed-chess game, then takes us to the heart of the game, school-rooms where kindergarten children are already taught to play, and to outdoor riverside parks where chess is played daily by lovers of the game.
The DVD is menu and chapter driven to easily choose the lessons. It also includes Spanish subtitles, extra material on Josh and Bruce, and stills of some of the highlights of Josh's accomplishments.
Chess Starts Here! Reviews:
Billboard, FebruaryThe best introductory chess video there is.
Library Journal A faster way to learn chess than any book...