These are several of my favorite sources below!
They are just a tiny fraction of the many wonderful sources online.
These instructional videos at the top are geared up for students that already understand chess as well as adults.
I'll have some better videos for younger students and beginners on separate pages below.
1-4-23: These videos are perfect for students/adults that want to self teach at their own pace when/where its convenient. Beginners, start here:
The Top 23 Checkmate Patterns | Most Important Mating Patterns In Chess | Chess Tactics and Ideas
10 Chess Tips To CRUSH Everyone
EASY CHESS ENDGAMES: King & Pawns
Great site to get chess puzzles and more:
In searching for more new chess videos for the first time in a few years, I was blown away by how many wonderful sources there are. This is just a tiny sample of what's out there!
HOW TO PLAY CHESS VIDEOS
4 MOVE CHECK MATE VIDEOS....and more analysis
6 checkmate patterns you MUST know
If you understand most of this, you are ready for the tips at the top!
Please scroll up for previous posts and scroll down for later posts.
With chess starting at our 5 schools again last week, (we have over 270 studentd signed up) I found a few great new videos to help our beginners that are learning how to play for the first time as well as others.
12-31-22 update: We have over 290 signed up now.
1-4-23 update: We have over 310 signed up this year.......the most ever in the past 25 years!
At the (3) K-6 schools, we have several dozen young beginners. Many of the videos below are PERFECT for them to learn chess.
Additional videos provide great lessons on core chess principles for advancing to whatever level the user is motivated to reach.
Have fun and happy learning!
How to Set Up a Chess Board | Chess Rules for Kids, Coaches & Parents | ChessKid
The magic of chess:
From ChessKid, 35 wonderful videos for beginners!
metmike: Go to that link and scroll down for more than 35 different videos/lessons. Your child can watch these and learn at their own pace.
Having a chess set at home is a great idea too.
I haven't played chess on the internet for many years and have not tested this site for doing that but feel extremely confident that it's an outstanding place for young people to play live games.....which is the best way to get better.
When I get the chance, I'll do it myself and have comments/suggestions.
This is the link to sign up at.
I've shifted these links to the bottom, so all the beginners videos above are together.
How Do I Castle in Chess? | Castling | ChessKid
After Castling in Chess | Back Rank Mates | ChessKid
Learning to do notation.
They require students competing above 3rd grade to notate at many US Chess Federation rated tournaments, like the Scholastic Chess of Indiana tournaments in our state.
Each of the 64 squares on a chess board has an identity using its file(letter) and rank(number)
Each piece, other than the pawn has a capital letter to identify it.
Learning from chess tutorials is extremely helpful to develop chess skills but the only way to apply the lessons is to play others and the best way to do that is at chess tournaments!
Here's a great one:
Some great links for kids to play chess online: