Former chess champion Anatoly Karpov once said, “chess is everything—art, science, and sport.” The way a player moves the pieces to turn the game to his or her advantage is masterful and strategic. Children playing chess learn valuable planning and logical thinking skills and studies show that in classrooms where chess is taught and played the students perform better academically.
In this video, Kids Academy chess instructor, Coach Rob, teaches students how to use the Two Rook Mate to win chess games. The Two Rook Mate, also called the ladder checkmate, or monkey bar checkmate, is an important chess skill for beginner players.
Coach Rob clearly demonstrates the rooks work together to drive the King to the opposite side of the board. He also explains what to do if the opposing King moves in different ways to evade getting in check. Coach Rob explains the strategy clearly and beginner students find the instruction is easy to understand. Learn a winning chess strategy with this chess lesson video!
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