How to Set Up and Get an Online Chess Club Going

With COVID-19 and social distancing practices everyone is finding online opportunities to begin chess clubs.  If you are ready to begin an online chess club here are some tips to help you out.  Chess Made Fun recommends creating a website to update your members on group play, and add content to attract new to beginningContinue reading “How to Set Up and Get an Online Chess Club Going”

Introduction to Chess Pieces

To learn how to play chess you must first know how each piece moves.  Click here to download the basic rules of chess and visit our website for more advance rules. Pawn:  The first time you move a pawn you may move one square or two squares forward. After you have moved a pawn itContinue reading “Introduction to Chess Pieces”

Products for Social Distancing/Summer Fun

Summertime is here, and some are still practicing social distancing.  Looking for some new games or activities that are fun for your kids, but packed full of educational benefits?  Look no further than Chess Made Fun for some of the top games for kids and families! Top Summer Fun Games: Chess 4+ years – ChessContinue reading “Products for Social Distancing/Summer Fun”

How to Sign Up for a Free Chess.com Account

Chess.com is a loved website and mobile app for the chess community. Some of the benefits include: Free account or Paid Subscription Plan Online learning through lessons, puzzles and puzzle rush Chat and message other players Setup a club for your local club members Allows you to play timed games, or gives up to 14Continue reading “How to Sign Up for a Free Chess.com Account”

How To Become A Better Chess Player

There are countless learning resources for those beginning players interested in improving their chess game. Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to get started. The solutions mentioned here simple to understand, so the viewer may take that first step with confidence. This video is a first in a series about learning chess fundamentals.Continue reading “How To Become A Better Chess Player”

6 Reasons to Teach Your Child to Play Chess. . .

There are countless benefits to teaching your child the game of chess.  The excitement alone on their faces as they learn will be rewarding.  If that’s not enough, Chess Made Fun has selected the top 6 reasons for you. #6 – Great History Chess is the oldest board game still in existence going back almostContinue reading “6 Reasons to Teach Your Child to Play Chess. . .”

6 Reasons To Teach Your Child Chess

Although brain researchers have many things to say about the benefits of chess, this video takes an uncomplicated stance by showing the viewer more practical reasons for learning chess. Chess has out-survived virtually every board game ever known. The mysterious nature of chess will be revealed to those who venture to learn its secrets, andContinue reading “6 Reasons To Teach Your Child Chess”

5 Things You Need to Start an Online Chess Club

Thinking of starting and online chess club for your community? Chess Made Fun recommends the top 5 things you need: Chess Players – I know it sounds simple, but you have to find chess players who are willing to play online. If your county or school already has a chess club find players there first.Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Start an Online Chess Club”

EP 6 About Chess – Did You Know?

Chess Made Fun is introducing a new video series with episodes coming to you each week. The series is called Did You Know in Chess… Each episode covers relevant facts that are helpful to beginning chess players. These topics are easy for the viewer to digest and use for regular play. We hope you findContinue reading “EP 6 About Chess – Did You Know?”

What Games Help Kids Learn to Play Chess Faster?

Chess is a lot for kids to learn how to play.  If your child is learning chess at a rate slower than anticipated there are a few things you can do that will not only motivate them to learn quicker, but will also build learning fundamentals known as meta-cognition (learning to learn). Begin with chessContinue reading “What Games Help Kids Learn to Play Chess Faster?”

Our trip to the World Chess Hall of Fame

Back in 2011 we came across an image online of the World Chess Hall of Fame in the city of St. Louis, MO. As casual chess players learning about this sport for the first time, we knew little about the history of chess in America aside from the famous Marshall Chess Club in New YorkContinue reading “Our trip to the World Chess Hall of Fame”