Last Chance! Join Us At The ChessKid National Festival

Last Chance! Join Us At The ChessKid National Festival

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Attention, ChessKids! The ChessKid National Festival is happening NEXT WEEK, Feb. 16-19th, in Charlotte, NC. The wait is no more!— Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

ChessKid National Festival

Purchase Tickets

This is your last chance to get tickets if you have not already. Get 10% OFF all tickets, Standard or VIP, with the code: CK10. Register by Feb. 16, 2024, to ensure your spot for the festival.

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Note: VIP tickets are almost sold out!

This includes exclusive access to event activities, swag, and meeting your favorite chess masters: GothamChess (IM Levy Rozman), FunMasterMike, FM James Canty, IM Danny Rensch, and GM Daniel Naroditsky.

What is the ChessKid National Festival?

The ChessKid National Festival is ChessKid's first-ever over-the-board tournament event filled with fun chess activities and family-friendly entertainment. From February 16-19, 2024, the epic four-day weekend festival in Charlotte, NC welcomes kids (K-8) and families to celebrate chess.

Kids will have the opportunity to:

  • Play chess tournaments, bughouse, blitz, puzzles, and more, and compete for prizes.
  • Meet popular chess masters and streamers.
  • Learn from one of the strongest female chess players ever, GM Judit Polgar, in an online-exclusive VIP masterclass.
  • Receive FREE ChessKid Gold Memberships, exclusive festival goodies, and the experience of a lifetime.

NEW Additions

The Botez Sisters will be attending the festival! The popular chess-streaming duo, Alexandra and Andrea Botez are excited and ready to take on brilliant chess kids.

Meet the Botez Sisters at the ChessKid National Festival.

Kids are intimidating, but we are ready to take them on and teach them a lesson 😉

Experience the thrill of chess AND fencing! In collaboration with USA Fencing, we're bringing the hybrid sport of chess fencing to life so you can get a first-hand look at the unique combination. 

Chess Fencing at the ChessKid National Festival.

Watch as two incredible 13-year-old sabre fencers take the floor and battle the boards in an intense game.

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Upcoming Workshop for VIPs

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern, legendary GM Judit Polgar will be hosting an online-exclusive masterclass for VIP ticket holders. Meet one of the world's top grandmasters and learn chess tips and tricks to prepare for tournaments. 

Judit Polgar masterclass for the ChessKid National Festival.

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Note: Registrants will receive an invite link to join the Zoom call with Judit Polgar. Check your email inbox before the meeting.

Don't miss out on this special opportunity to experience chess and the amazing community. We hope to see you there!