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ChessKid: New Features Update

Feb 22, 2018, 3:07 PM |
19 | Scholastics, the scholastic extension of, has added a flurry of new features in the last few months. Several new members of the programming team have been hard at work delivering the kinds of fun learning features that kids, coaches, and parents want!

Chess for Kids

Our programming team's typical day...

Here's what's new on ChessKid!

  • Live tournaments! This was our most requested feature, so ChessKid hired one programmer, locked him in a room for six months, and only let him out when it was done. Don't worry, we gave him as many candy bars and passed pawns as he wanted. Coaches can now create their own tournaments and set the time control, number of rounds, ratings of players, and more customizations!

Chess Tournaments for Kids

  • Tournament Tuesdays! Weekly five-round tournaments on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific for all ChessKids!
  • Playing out endgame mistakes! Who doesn't like a second chance? Now when a ChessKid fails to win a won ending, or fails to hold a drawn one, she can immediately try the final moves again against the computer. (And that's in addition to the 63 pre-loaded "Computer Workouts" already on the site.)
  • Levels now up to King 69! Even doesn't have a "leveling up" system (although it is coming soon!). "Levels" on ChessKid tie together all the content in a progressive way. When a ChessKid watches a video, he answers questions in the accompanying lesson, then is allowed to advance. Here are the last few levels we released:

Levels to Learn Chess Mobile App

Enjoy the new features! Oh, you can now buy multi-year gold (unlimited) memberships (two or three years) at a discount on ChessKid

If you have any questions about features or gold memberships, please email, or just throw a tomato at us on our Facebook page (we'd prefer the email!).

Chess Animations for Kids


Doing god's work. Please don't capitalize on this! <3


So leveling up will be in soon



Fixing the endgame mistakes after a fastchess game and fastchess tournaments are HUGE improvements. I even wish would give me a popup that says "you could've gotten a draw!" like that.


Any news on how your Shark Tank audition went?

chesspawn.pnghappy.png  Well done !!!

   My grandson who recently turned five (5), loves

                  wink.png ~ who needs a baby sitter~ happy.png

chesspawn.png So much for free!    Thank you, team !

JRC_96 wrote:

I wanna be kid again

 As do we all wink.png

Awesome! I'll be looking into memberships for my kids when I am slightly less... poor. #teacherstruggle

Thank you for this chess article.

oh I thought so Chess kid and are fun.

FunMaster is FM Mike Klein, @vedantachess07

I want messages back on ChessKid again. I don't think it will happen, but it would be nice.

I wanna be kid again

A proud PoppaBear...


It would be great if the had a Portuguese version mainly in the lessons! The children here do not dominate the English language but love the site. Why not also be the largest chess teaching site here in Brazil as well?

no is he on


vedantachess07 wrote:

Yes who is funmaster mike


You don't know who FunMaster Mike is?  Oh my gosh, you need to get on and find out!  I don't want to spoil your surprise and joy!

Yes who is funmaster mike

What?  FunMaster Mike didn't write this article?  He's my favorite!