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The Chess teaching set for children.

Frank Ho, founder and CEO, of Ho Math and Chess invented a revolutionary chess training set (patent pending) especially designed and manufactured for training children as young as 4 years old to play chess.

This incredible chess set just plays like an ordinary 3-D chess set but offers additional advantage that is the moves of each chess pieces are clearly marked on each chess piece to make learning of moves of each chess piece much easier for a 4-year old child. It is a "what you see is what you move" chess set. The geometry concepts of lines and line segments, and transformations are used to design this revolutionary set with the intersection point as the turn center. It is a great pattern tool to train children's skills in observation, orientation, decision, and acting. No more spills or bumps for small hands when moving pieces. Additional advantage with this flat surfaced set is to play Blind Chess which use a very simple move rule and is fun to play (more details on how to play Blind Chess, see the middle of this screen.).

This revolutionary chess set also allows chess players to play half-blind chess such that only one's own chess pieces are seen by oneslef and the display of the opponent's chess pieces are not seen by the opponent. It is not only fun and thrill for children to play chess half-blind, it also improves children's memory ability.

With this Ho Math and Chess training set, learning chess has become easier and more interesting. Why?

Because these geometric chess symbols are also incorporated into Ho Math and Chess integrated workbooks so there is smooth transition from playing chess to working on paper and pencil math and chess integrated worksheets.

If the child is not ready to work on math and chess integrated workbooks, then this still is a great chess set to facilitate learning on how to play chess.

The invention of Ho Math and Chess training set has revolutionized the chess learning population profile to possibly as young as 4-year old or pre-kindergartners.

Ho Math and Chess set is the coolest teaching chess set on earth for teaching how to move chess pieces and training children on how to play chess in the shortest time. 


How to Play Blind Chess

Frank Ho 

Founder of Ho Math and Chess

Canada certified math teacher


Ho Math and Chess Teaching Set is especially designed for young children to learn chess much much quicker than the tradition 3-D fingures chess set.  All Ho Math and Chess Teaching pieces have flat surfaces and uniform outlook in square size, the pieces cannot be identified when flipped over face-down. This special feature allows children to play a special game called Blind Chess.

The rules to play Blind Chess is very easy and fun to play. It simply follws a ranking order to take and all pieces move or take like rook's move but only one square at a time.


Blind Chess is played by two-player on half (4 by 8 square board) of the normal chessboard. 

Game Rules 

The 32 pieces are shuffled and then each of them is randomly placed face-down on each square. The first player turns over a piece and the colour of the first piece uncovered will be the side of the first player.  

Moving a Piece 

There are 3 kinds of moves. A player may turn a piece face-up, move a piece, or capture an opponent’s piece. A player may only move face-up pieces of his or her own colour. Unlike normal chess moving rules, there is one rule to move pieces in Blind Chess: a piece move only one square up, down, left, or right, namely all pieces move like a rook. To capture, a face-up piece may only move in rook's move only to a square occupied by an opponent’s face-up piece.

Capturing an Opponent’s Piece 

All pieces (Black or White) are ranked according to the following hierarchy and the capturing rule is strictly according to the pre-defined hierarchy. 

King has the highest rank and can capture all opponent’s pieces other than pawn.

Queen can capture all opponent’s pieces other than king.

Rook can capture all opponent’s pieces other than king or queen.

Bishop can capture all opponent’s pieces other than opponent’s king, queen, rook.

Knight can only capture opponent’s pawn.

Pawn has the lowest rank but can capture opponent’s king. 

How game ends 

The game ends when a player can not make a move or until all pieces are captured. If the game is forced in an endless cycle of moves then it is a draw.


Comparing Traditional Chess Set to the Flat-Faced Chess Set

Frank Ho 

Teacher and founder of Ho Math and Chess

It is interesting to note that western chess set are all made in 3-D figurines and each chess piece looks very different and yet Chinese chess sets are all flat-faced with uniform look on one surface, why is this? I do not know if anyone has done a research to look into and see why there is such a disparity in using such a very different styles?

I have invented a new chess training set which is based on geometry lines in correspondence to how each chess piece moves. Since the emphasis is so much on its direction of moves so I used the flat-surfaced chess pieces. After I used it for a while, I concluded that my flat-surfaced international chess set is just as effective to use when compared to the traditional chess set, but I am not asking adults to convert to use my chess set. The clear advantage of using my invention - Ho Math and Chess Teaching set is that it is so easy for young children to learn chess and the speed that the young children can learn to play when using Ho Math and Chess Teaching Set is just incredible. This can be evident by the responses from the accompanying parents who come to my class with kids together and asked for using Ho Math and Chess Teaching Set since they also think it is much easier for their children to learn how to play chess.

The following attempts to make some comparisons on how different there are between the traditional chess set and Ho Math and Chess Teaching Set (hereby called Ho Set).

1.    Look

Ho Set is flat-surfaced and each chess piece’s moves are marked on the surface of each chess piece so it is easier for young children to learn how to move by just looking at the directions marked on each chess piece when compared to the use of traditional chess set.

2.    Geometry Concept

Ho Set design is based on the geometry concept of line and line segment to indicate that the allowable move is one square only or multi-square. Each arrow marked on each chess piece metaphors a line so the move could be multi-square, whereas the line segment with no arrows signals the move is just one square at a time. The traditional set’s figurines have no relation to its move directions. The Ho Set’s move direction stems from the middle of each squared chess piece (turn point for knight) and thus the lines are actual symmetry lines of each square. The entire design of Ho Set is closely tied with the concept of geometry but the traditional chess set is not.

3.    Blind chess and half-blind chess

Since the flat-surfaced Ho Set has a uniform look on one side so it allows children to play blind chess or half-blind chess. The half-blind chess has 3 advantages: one is that it does not require players to be blind folded and is hilariously fun to play, the third advantage is it trains children’ memory since one has to remember where the opponent’s chess pieces are.

4.    Incorporating with workbooks

The Ho Set symbols are built into Ho Math and Chess integrated workbooks so the learning curve in use of the math and chess integrated workbook is shortened by using Ho Set.

As it can be easily concluded that Ho Set is very good in training children how to play chess. In addition, it can also be used in conjunction with working on Ho Math and Chess integrated workbooks.

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