We would like to introduce a unique development from Chess4Kids chess school in Switzerland.

Roberto Schenker and his team recently developed the innovative MINIMASTER Program for children aged 2-5 years.


Chess4Kids integrated chess as one element out of many that supports the children on their way to explore their inner and outer world. The program contains two levels (Prelevel1: 2-3 and Prelevel2: 4-5 years), and includes a huge variety of behavioral and interest based activities.

The complete guide of the program can be found on the Chess4Kids website.

Psychomotor Development
on the Giant Chessboard

Chess got more focus in early years development. Now we would like to introduce an interesting method from the Alfiere Bianco sports company in Italy.

Five and six year old children are using a giant chess board to help develop their psychomotor skills. By playing music and movement-based games on the board, children learn about directions, numbers, letters, listening to and following instructions, and working as a team.


The complete curriculum, videos, sample lessons, and other interesting details can be found on the FIDE Early Years Skills website.


LearningChess French Version
Has Been Renewed

Nouvelle version de LearningChess en français

We are excited to announce that Mr. Sylvain Ravot, FIDE Master and chess teacher, and LearningChess have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the cooperation is to further develop the LearningChess online chess education system, and make it available to students and chess fans in their native language in France and other francophone countries.

French version – version française »

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Unique opportunity for our registered users!
Win a year’s subscription by solving puzzles and gathering badges. This is a great opportunity if you are already learning chess with us: you will receive an extra year’s subscription for free. Chess fans new to LearningChess can benefit too: use our Tactics Trainer and win a year’s subscription.
Are you interested? Read about the details below.





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Introducing Dr. Judit Sztaray, Organizer of the Year Award Winner 2017

US Chess announced the 2017 award winners, as confirmed by the Executive Board at the meeting held from June 3-4 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 20 award winners will be recognized out at the annual luncheon on Saturday, August 5th, during the 2017 US Open in Norfolk, Virginia (July 29-August 6th).

Dr. Judit Sztaray, Executive Director at BayAreaChess (BAC) won the Organizer of the Year Award 2017.  Congratulations!

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Madrid Chess Conference 2017 with more than 100 participants

Luis Blasco De La Cruz, the chairman of the Madrid Chess Academy hosted the biggest scholastic chess conference in Madrid. The event was held between 23-25 June, 2017.  In spite of the extremely hot weather, more than 100 participants joined the conference. The participants included recognized lecturers such as Pep Suarez (Spanish Chess Federation), Kevin O’Connell (FIDE Scholastic Chess), Martin Huba (ECU), Alessandro Dominici (Castle Project), and Janos Pallagi (LearningChess).

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We gladly inform you that we opened our new Chess, Logic, Math and English language online cross-curriculum for kids aged 4-8. Kids do not need to register to enjoy the playful lessons, and of course our site is 100% child safe and advertisement free. While our mission is to popularize chess – both as a game and personal development tool – all over the world, the course is absolutely free for kids.

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