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 "Searching for Bobby Fischer". 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 child could 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 "chess hustlers" 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, February- The best introductory chess video there is. Library Journal- A faster way to learn chess than any book...
Chess Starts Here! is the winner of four Gold prizes and is taught by Josh Waitzkin (Searching for Bobby Fischer)
Intended for viewers six years old through adulthood.
The DVD is menu and chapter driven to easily choose the lessons.
Learn the fundamentals of the game of Chess. Even a child will be able to play the game after viewing and learning the lessons on the DVD
Billboard Magazine called Chess Starts Here!, "The best introductory chess video there is."