MEPHISTO MEIN ERSTER an ideal computer to teach children and adults to play chess.
Picture taken from the Learning Guide.
DEAR CHESS FRIEND!
We are told that the former World Champion Capablanca learned the game of chess at the age of four, by just observing his father playing chess. However true this story may be, not everyone was born a chess genius.
Our introduction to the game of chess uses the help of a chess computer and teaches in a special way by step-by-step familiarizing the beginner with the chess pieces and the rules for moving these pieces, without overburdening the beginner with too much learning. As soon as a new piece is introduced, the student starts a new game in which he thoroughly learns the intricacies of this new piece before he moves on to the next lesson.
Since a computer is never impatient and never gets irritated, the student can play through the exercises at his own tempo.
Our teach computer has been specifically designed for students from the age of ten, but is also just as suitable for adults who have always wanted to learn the game of chess but were always put off by the complexities of the game.
Children below the age of ten will generally require the help of a parent (or family member) in order to take full advantage of all the lessons provided by the computer.
With this regard, I wish you lots of fun with your first chess computer.
GM DR. HELMUT PFLEGER
Excerpts taken from the Mephisto Mein Erster Learning Guide translated by Spacious Mind.