Chess for Africa set up it's own channel on YouTube, in cooperation with the MedienLB: September 2013 we
started to do video documentation: Methodical Chess Lessons at school, intended to serve as support for teachers
and coaches who wish to work as a chess teacher at Primary Schools in South Africa and /or other areas of Africa.
- We begin with first steps, for teachers who might not know how to move the pieces.
At this occasion: we recommend teachers attending a professional chess training to get to know the rules and play some games of chess before they come
to the training, this way they get the maximum benefit from the course!
- We explain it the "african way": our videos are made at Mambo Primary School in Soweto.
While setting up the chess lessons for documentation we worked as a african-european team: ideas and concepts
from chess trainers from Germany were evaluated with the group of chess trainers of chesskids and
CHESSA from JHB and Soweto.
- Chess-Sets to be made by pupils: A special focus was set in making chess sets by the pupils themselves,
during a special lesson at their school. This is a way to start with methodical chess lessons at school even
in areas of Africa where proper chess sets may not be at hand in the beginning.
"Chess for Africa" is dedicated to
implementing methodical chess lessons at
primary schools throughout Africa.
This channel is meant for the training of teachers
wishing to become chess teachers/chess coaches
at primary schools.
Films available: African Chess Impressions 2013 *
African Chess Impressin (shorter verison)
1.2 How to move the Pieces (Rook, Bishop, Queen, King) 1
.3 How to move the Knight
1.4 How to move the Pawns
1.5 The Pawns - Rule "en passant"
1.6 The Value of the Pieces
1.7 Castling 1.8 Check
1.9 Checkmate with Queen
1.10 Checkmate with Rooks
1.11 Stalemate, I
1.12 Stalemate, II
2.1 Golden Rule No. 1: Control the Center!
2.2 Golden Rule No. 2: Bring your minor and major Pieces into the Game!
2.3 Golden Rule No. 3: Secure your King!
2.4 Golden Rule No. 4: Do not take out your Queen too early!
2.5 Golden Rule No. 5: Do not move a Piece twice!
2.6 Golden Rule No. 6: Keep in Mind f2 and f7!
2.7 Golden Rule No. 7: Keep the Inititative!
3.1. Chess Using Limited Materials: Which King will reach the opposite side the fastest?
3.2 Chess Using Limited Materials: Kings eating cookies
3.3 Chess Using Limited Materials: Queens eating cookies
3.4 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Queen versus two Rooks
3.5 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Battle of the Knights
3.6 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Queen versus 8 Pawns
3.7 Chess Using Limited Materials: 2 Rooks versus 8 Pawns
3.8 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Rook and 8 Pawns versus the Rook and 8 Pawns
3.9 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Pawn's competition à la Johannesburg
3.10 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Pawn's competition with the King's participation
3.11 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Battle of the Knights II
3.12 Chess Using Limited Materials: A running competition between the Knight and the Bishop
3.13 Chess Using Limited Materials: Reconstructing the position
3.14 Chess Using Limited Materials: Reconstructing the position on the other side of the board
3.15 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Knight's long journey across the board
3.16 Chess Using Limited Materials: The Queen and the Knight
3.17 Chess Using Limited Materials: The mystery of the 8 Queens
3.18 Chess Using Limited Materials: The exchange of the Rook
4.1 Making our own Chess Games from Bottle Tops
4.2. Making our own Chess Games from what we have at home
5.1 Chess Tactics: Fork with a Knight
5.2 Chess Tactics: Fork with a Rook
5.3 Chess Tactics: Fork, capturing a Piece
5.4 Chess Tactics: Fork with a Pawn
5.5 Chess Tactics: Skew with a Bishop
5.6 Chess Tactics: Skew with a Rook
5.7 Combination of Fork and Skew
5.8 Chess Tactics: Pinning a piece with a Knight
5.9 Chess Tactics: Pinning a Piece, Defence Counter Attack
5.10 Chess Tactics: Real and unreal Pin
6.1. Mental Exercise at Mambo Primary School (long version)
6.2. Mental Exercise at Mambo Primary School (short version, later)
6.3 Mental Exercise at Hitekami Primary School, Soweto (experimental Documentaion)
6.4 Mental Exercise at Gordon Primary School, Alexandra (experimental Documentation)
For more material, for example a PDF-file on how to make simple chess sets out of 3 sheets of paper, a cardboard
and 32 bottle tops, please go to: http://chess-for-africa.com
Trailer for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-gv59U-24s
The PDF-file of the chess set can be downloaded here:
A PDF-reader free of charge is available here:
More materials for teaching/training chess are available
on this site:
This channel was set up with help of MedienLB/Gauting, Germany.
MedienLB’s educational program for schools in English, German and Turkish: