Chess for Kids

“Chess for Kids is a resource for chess players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced tournament players. We provide tutorials to improve your strength, as well as chess puzzles to practice on and learn from.”

This is an excellent site for learning how to play chess. If you have never played before, or need a refresher course like I did, then start off in How to Play.

How to Play — This section goes through everything from the board to the chess pieces, including special moves and alternate game endings.

Basic Strategies — Here you will learn piece values, and basic strategies like the pin, the fork, the skewer, discovered attack, discovered check, and double check. Put some strategy into your game by reviewing this section.

Advanced Tactics — Here you can go step by step through the game from opening to middle to endgame, as well as learn about weak squares, pawn structure and piece activity. Make your game tighter by learning the techniques mentioned here.

Opening Book — this section goes over the options that you have in Opening Game moves. I know that when I play I tend to start with the Sicilian.

Chess Puzzles — Test your knowledge and strategy with these chess puzzles. Answer correctly for ten points and move one, or learn a better strategy than yours with the correct answer. I did really well on the more advance puzzles but the simple ones I just seemed to choose the wrong piece!

Tournament Play — this is where you can learn the rules for tourney play. Check this out if you want to compete!

A great refresher for me, I even learned new moves.


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