Chess for Heroes, our sister site, is for children who are interested in playing serious competitive chess. We’re developing a unique series of coaching books for intermediate level players. Please visit to find out more.

chessKIDS academy is my old site offering an interactive online course for children learning chess. The site is no longer being maintained and some features no longer work, but some of the lessons will form part of the MINICHESS course.

I’ve written two books which might be of interest to you. CHESS FOR KIDS is a story book teaching chess to young children, including some MINICHESS games. THE RIGHT WAY TO TEACH CHESS TO KIDS is a guide for parents and teachers who want to teach their children how to play chess.

My personal website will provide you with more information about me, what I do and why I do it.

Way back in 1975 I co-founded Richmond Junior Chess Club, which is still going strong. If you live in this part of London you might want to join.