Summer at ChessKid: ChessFest, Puzzle Contest, Chess Camp

Summer at ChessKid: ChessFest, Puzzle Contest, Chess Camp

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Get ready for a fun-filled chess experience! Enjoy in-person events, play in thrilling competitions, and advance your chess skills this summer with the London ChessFest, King of Puzzles Contest, and the best summer chess camps.

Read on to explore what you can do this summer.

ChessKid at ChessFest 2023

ChessKid is excited to announce its appearance at London's ChessFest on July 16th!

Join us at the famous Trafalgar Square for a fun chess-filled day with games, puzzles, prizes, and more. Meet FunMasterMike and play in the all-time favorite ChessKid Puzzle Championship! 

ChessKid at ChessFest 2022.
ChessKid staff setting up the booth at the 2022 London ChessFest. | ChessKid superfan, Emily, playing games and solving puzzles at the ChessKid booth. / Photo credit: IG-thisisemilyolivia.

ChessFest is an outdoor festival dedicated to chess fans of all ages. This free annual event, hosted by Chess in Schools and Communities, welcomes everyone to participate in fun chess activities, including friendly chess matches and live performances. 

Human chess performance at London's ChessFest.
Living chess performance with 32 actors dressed as chess pieces, reenacting a game played by top chess masters

One of the largest attractions at this event is the giant monitor screen that overlooks the square! Live games, such as our Puzzle Championship, will be projected onto the screen for everyone to watch and enjoy.

Onlookers watch a live chess match on the jumbo screen at the London ChessFest.
Spectators watching a live chess match on the jumbo screen at the London ChessFest.

This year's ChessKid Transatlantic Match will feature brilliant 8-year-old UK chess prodigy WCM Bodhana Sivanandan. Watch her play against 11-year-old American talent Megan Paragua, winner of ChessKid's Youth Speed Chess Championship Quarterfinals 2023, live on the jumbo screen!

Rising chess master WCM Bodhana Sivanandan playing chess at 7..
Bodhana Sivanandan at age 7 playing chess / Photo credit: Dennis Dicen.

Join us on Sunday, July 16th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. UK at Trafalgar Square. We can't wait to see you there! 

ChessKid July King of Puzzles Contest

ChessKid is hosting its 8th annual 'King of Puzzles' Contest! Correctly solve 100 puzzles by the end of the month (July 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT) for a chance to play against FunMasterMike. 

ChessKid King of Puzzles graphic.

You must be a part of the ChessKid Official Club to enter. Join the club and get started! 

Visit this article for detailed rules and information. 

MCA Chess Summer Camps

ChessKid is partnering with Magnus Chess Academy to bring you a summer of chess fun! Time to break out the boards and play some chess.

Spend a week emerged in exciting chess lessons and grow your skills while making memories with friends. Participate in weekend tournaments for prizes!

ChessKid summer sale on Magnus Chess Academy chess camps.

Register now for chess camp and save 20%!

On July 30, 2023, former five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will cohost a special online event! All campers who registered and enrolled in any Magnus Academy Camp this summer will receive an exclusive invite to attend and meet the legendary grandmaster.

Magnus Chess Academy Summer Chess Camp with Magnus Carlsen

Register now for chess camp to meet Magnus Carlsen!

Visit this article for more information and camp discounts.