Ian Youth's Beginner's Chess Workbook

03.18.16 2015 Maine State Scholastic K-8 Champion Ian Youth authored A Beginner's Chess Workbook as part of his final project at the Breakwater School in Portland. Ian has graciously offered the use of this instructional guide book to the ChessMaine.net community. We bring you a downloadable version of the book and an image of Ian visiting Bobby Fisher's grave during a recent trip to Iceland.

Ian Youth at the final resting place of the American World Chess Champion Bobby Fisher in Selfoss, Iceland.

Here is a link to Ian Youth's book A Beginner's Chess Workbook


I teach beginning chess and run scholastic chess tournaments in California. I stumbled upon this page while doing some research for Chess Journalist of America.

I wanted to say I am very impressed by this beginner's workbook. I know that it has been a couple of years since you have published it and I am curious to know what you are up to with regard to chess these days.

If you are interested in submitting articles for Chess Journalists of America on behalf of Maine Chess Association, let me know. We are seeking submissions.

Hope you are well.

Chess mom and chess coach, Jennifer Vallens.

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