Chess: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Chess: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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ChessKid is always finding new ways to share the classic game of chess with kids. The experience and educational value of playing chess goes beyond the chessboard, helping to develop useful life skills that will stick with kids as they grow.

Give the gift of chess from ChessKid

Here are some great ways to experience chess this holiday:

Holiday Sale: Gift Gold!

Save 20% on a 1-Year ChessKid Gold Membership during our December Holiday Sale! Get unlimited access to chess lessons, puzzles, videos, bots (including our all-new pet bots), and more. Watch your child's passion for the game grow with gold! 

ChessKid December Holiday PromoOffer is valid December 1-31, 2023.

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Play New Chess Bots: ChessKid Pets 🐾

Adopt a furry friend for the holidays! ChessKid is releasing NEW holiday-themed pet bots available for Gold Members. 

ChessKid Holiday Pet Bots

Meet Miss Pickles and Ziggy!

   Start Playing!   

Join A LIVE Reading With FunMasterMike

ChessKid's favorite FunMaster is spreading the holiday spirit with a festive fireside reading. Get cozy to watch the telling of "The Night Before the Festival" and prepare to challenge "SantaFunMasterMike" to a lively game of fast chess in a special episode of 'Beat FunMasterMike' on December 20 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. 

ChessKid Beat FunMasterMike Holiday Edition Reading

Experience The ChessKid National Festival

In partnership with the Charlotte Chess Center, ChessKid is hosting its first-ever over-the-board tournament: The ChessKid National Festival! From February 16-19, 2024 in Charlotte, NC, kids K-5 and families can experience the excitement of the game of chess and enjoy being part of the chess community. 

ChessKid National Festival

This event was organized with the growth of children and a fun family experience in mind. Take this opportunity to experience firsts, whether that's playing in a tournament, meeting top chess masters, or making friends who share the same interest in chess. Create unforgettable memories and a bond that extends beyond the game.

ChessKid National Festival Quote by FunMasterMike (FM Mike Klein)


Get the best rate when you register before January 15, 2024. Standard entry is $99.00. GothamChess VIP Experience is $299.00.

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EXCITING NEWS! GM Judit Polgar Joins Event Lineup

Judit Polgar teaches masterclass for the ChessKid National Festival

Learn from the legendary grandmaster Judit Polgar in an online-exclusive VIP masterclass. Train for the festival tournament and advance your chess skills with tips and tricks by this legendary GM. Learn more.

Holiday Chess Camps

Magnus Chess Academy (MCA), one of our amazing partners, is hosting week-long online camps this December:

Magnus Chess Academy

These online chess camps suit kids of all levels, including beginners and high-rated players. With top-certified chess coaches, your child will learn valuable chess lessons and smart strategies, and excel in their game all while having fun. 

ChessKid Chess Poster Collection

The Champions Chess Tour (CCT), one of the largest online chess tournament series organized by, is partnering with Displate to design and display your favorite chess brands on popular durable metal posters. 

Personalize and style a room with exclusive ChessKid posters—the perfect gift idea for a chess-loving kiddo. Shop the holiday deal and SAVE up to 33% starting December 1-17, 2023. (Use the promo code: CHESS)

Displate ChessKid posters

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We hope you make this holiday season extra special with ChessKid. Have a jolly holiday! peshka