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What is Yes2Chess?

Yes2Chess is an online chess community where can children can play chess, learn and also compete in a tournament that will be running during the 2015/16 academic year. The tournament is open to primary / elementary schools from eight countries: UK, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the USA.

Children have to be registered for Yes2Chess through their school by a teacher or other staff member or chess tutor. The school will receive a username and login for each child after which they can begin to play online. Membership of Yes2Chess is free for all children in primary or elementary schools and they can play chess within our secure environment at any time.


How will it benefit my child?

Yes2Chess offers your child numerous benefits. Firstly, it provides a safe environment where your child can learn new skills such as strategic and critical thinking, make new friends, and have fun along the way. Studies have shown that children who play chess develop skills that will help them throughout their life, and can provide the building blocks to a successful future.

Your child’s membership of Yes2Chess will enable them to play chess online until July 2016 and we are planning to introduce chess lessons through the website later in the year.

For more information about Yes2Chess, take a look at a note from Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive of the charity Chess in Schools.

My child’s school isn’t involved with Yes2Chess.  Can my child still take part?

Yes2Chess is open to all children aged 7 to 11, as long as the eligibility criteria is met.  If you would like your child to take part and their school is not involved, inform the school about Yes2Chess. Every school can register up to 100 children. You can ask a question using the form at the bottom of this page or see the FAQ page.