CJCC has moved online so our players can continue to have fun playing and improving their skills while the club cannot open as normal.
I have set up two online clubs. The younger players are at www.chesskid.com while the older players are at www.lichess.org
www.chesskid.com is the world’s leading chess playing and learning site for younger children.
www.lichess.org is a free chess site with a straightforward layout and where I play myself.
www.chesskid.com allows children to play other children from around the world as well as challenge their club friends. The lessons and videos are expertly packaged and presented while the children can also solve puzzles (alone or in a duel) and challenge robots. All the while the children collect ChessKid prizes and rating points.
www.lichess.org also carries some fine learning material and gives older children a chance to try a whole range of chess variants alongside the standard game. You can play at a variety of time limits and earn a lichess rating for playing and puzzle solving.
Both sites will allow us to have internal club tournaments while on ChessKid we can also have matches with other schools and clubs.
The clubs can only be joined by invitation. I can follow the progress of all the players, send them messages and challenge them to a game. Do get in touch if you would like to be part of this.
I will host the regular club on the platforms by logging in at the normal term-times the club would have been open. This will let the children find their friends online to play as well as challenge me.
I hope you and your families all stay healthy. A perfect time for online chess.