step 2

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The step-by-step method is developed by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden to teach children how to play chess. It is the most popular series worldwide and has proven itself very successful over the years.

The second step focuses on the first principles of tactics and positional play. It consists of a manual for the trainer and workbooks for the students: step 2, step 2 extra, step 2 plus and step 2 thinking ahead.

Manual for chess trainers
The manual is a great aid - even for experienced trainers. It includes ready-made lessons, hints on how to use the workbooks, how to give assistance, and much more.

Workbook for students
The workbook covers the following topics:

  • Activity of pieces
  • Targets of attack
  • Double attack: queen
  • The pin
  • Eliminating of the defence
  • The 3 golden rules
  • Discovered attack
  • Defending against mate
  • The short notation

Step 2 plus
The plus workbook features additional lessons on topics that were only briefly discussed in the ordinary book due to a lack of space. 

Additional topics include:

  • delivering mate (mate in one with a double check, threatening mate)
  • pawn endings
  • the opening
  • legal or illegal?
  • defending against scholar's mate
  • route planning 
  • draw by stalemate

Step 2 extra
This additional workbook requires a slightly higher skill level than the workbook. The last 26 pages contain tests.

Step 2 thinking ahead
This workbook focuses on blindfold chess, knowing the names of the squares and playing chess without a board.