It's been nine months since I first got the idea from Google -- Google Autocompletes CIS (29 March 2015) -- to look at what constitutes a
The initial survey included that kickoff post plus the following posts:-
- S.Polgar Chess Curriculum
- FIDE Chess Curriculum
- Chess Curriculum No.6 '(1) from the Kasparov Chess Foundation and (2) from Chess Cafe'
From that I derived:-
Then I looked at each curriculum in turn:-
- Short Versions
- Judit Polgar's Chess Palace and Susan Polgar The sisters are related but their methods aren't.
- FIDE I, FIDE II
- ChessKid/Chess.com I, ChessKid/Chess.com II
If I were a relatively novice player looking for a comprehensive course to teach others, I would follow the ChessKid/Chess.com curriculum. As an experienced player looking for a structured approach where I supply the details, I would follow the Susan Polgar curriculum. The main FIDE curriculum ('Age 7-9') might also fill a niche somewhere. As for the others, I found them limited in their approach. Although I don't plan to take this series any further, I might come back to it from time to time. I realize that I've only scratched the surface.