Teen Links

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General Information

  • ChessBase

    ChessBase.com has news to read and database programs to download.

  • Chessopolis

    Chessopolis has links for everything! Chess tutorials and lessons include listings of Free Online Tutorials, Instruction, and Analysis. For correspondence and email chess players there is a list of websites, organizations, software, and tournaments. The chess history and trivia links cover the world, famous players, archaeology, and even humorous fiction: “What would happen if Capa (Capablanca) and Nimzo (Nimzowitch) got in a fist fight?”

History

  • Chess Café

    The Chess Café is like a chess newspaper online. The journalists write weekly book reviews, articles, columns, and “presentations of some of the most fascinating endings ever.” Visit the Skittles Room to analyze past games.

  • Chess History Center

    The Chess History Center includes a page of essential links that includes libraries, online newspapers, organizations, specialized content providers, and selected pages on regional chess history. You can read about Belgian, Argentinian, or Californian chess history. Some of the links need language translation to read.

  • Chess in the Cinema

    “Movies with chess scenes” or chess in the cinema starting from 1903’s A Chess Dispute to 2011’s X-Men First Class. 1466 current entries listed chronologically with title, director, and some main actors.

Lessons

  • ChessLab

    “ChessLab is your online chess tutor.High-speed Java-based interactive chess board will connect you with the biggest 2 million games online chess database for interactive search and analysis.” Ever wonder if Humphrey Bogart was a good chess player? Or was an automaton, “The Turk,” really the first chess playing machine?

  • Free Internet Chess Server (FICS)

    Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) is a place to play and learn. “Whether serious with your chess or just looking for the occasional game…register for free, choose a handle, receive a rating, play online tournaments, save games for later analysis, or have your games annotated by the Teaching Ladder reviewers. The FICS Teaching Ladder (FTL) lets stronger players review your game. You can also review other players’ games. The Help page answers questions like, “What should I do if I lose connection during a game?”

Organizations

  • Continental Chess Association

    Continental Chess Association is not a membership organization but is affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation. They have been organizing tournaments since the 1960s.

  • National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF)

    National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF) is a non-profit foundation organized for educational purposes.

  • Ohio Scholastic Chess Association

    Ohio Scholastic Chess Association. Calendar, news and results, ratings, discussion forums, clubs, coaches and camps, and links.

  • The Ohio Chess Association (OCA)

    The Ohio Chess Association (OCA) is the Ohio state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation (USCF). With membership you can receive the Ohio Chess Bulletin twice a month. On this website you can read about Ohio Chess Players in the News and all of the relevant business information about the association.

  • U.S. Chess Online - U.S. Chess Federation

    U.S. Chess Online is the site for the U.S. Chess Federation, “the official sanctioning body for over the board tournament play in the US.” There is a membership fee for the organization but the information on the website is free, including the discussion forums where you must be 13 or older to participate. Tournaments and championships are listed as well as all of the relevant business/governance of this organization. The Clubs page can help you find a chess club or camp near you. (The library's monthly Chess Club is a member of this organization.) This is primarily a text-based resource.

Play Online

  • GameColony.com

    “GameColony.com’s mission is to replicate land-based tournaments of skill in a secure online environment and to provide a thriving online community.” You can read a brief history of the game and rules explaining the basic functions of each piece.