Kids Learn Chess the Fun & Easy Way!

Become a chess player and better thinker through a series of fun animated chess lessons.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (757 ratings)
14,216 students
Kids Learn Chess the Fun & Easy Way!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (762 ratings)
14,216 students
Play a legal game of chess, recognize checkmate, know some opening basics, and be able to spot the most common tactical tricks.


  • The only thing you need is an interest in chess. Enjoying fun cartoons is a bonus!

Chess kids of all ages will learn the gift of chess. How to play, how to improve your decision making, how to plan and how to think ahead!

Students will watch series of short, animated videos that teach the movements of each piece, the most common checkmate patterns, special moves like castling, the basics of the opening, and the five most common tactical tricks. After this course you'll be able to play chess with anybody, and beat most people who've never had any chess training!

This is a complete and fun way to learn an ancient game, taught by former national champion FunMasterMike, who has played chess for more than 30 years and has taught for the last 20. Push the first pawn to get started!

Who this course is for:
  • Children aged 5-13.
1 section • 27 lectures • 2h 39m total length
  • Introduction To Chess
  • Meet The Rook!
  • Meet The Bishop!
  • Meet The Queen!
  • Meet The King!
  • Meet The Pawn!
  • Meet The Knight!
  • Check
  • Checkmate
  • Stalemate
  • Held Needed For Checkmate
  • King And Queen Mate!
  • Rook Roller!
  • How Do I Castle?
  • Special Pawn Moves
  • Back Rank Mates!
  • Your First Moves, Part 1
  • Your First Moves, Part 2
  • Hanging Pieces
  • Counting Material
  • Tactics: Double Attack
  • Tactics: The Fork
  • Tactics: The Pin
  • Tactics: The Skewer
  • Tactics: Discovered Attack And Double Check
  • King And Rook Mate!
  • Your Opponent

FIDE Master, FunMaster, Director of Content for
Mike Klein
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 762 Reviews
  • 14,216 Students
  • 1 Course

Mike Klein began playing chess at the age of four in Charlotte, NC. In 1986, he lost to Josh Waitzkin at the national championship featured in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." A year later, Mike became the youngest member of the very first All-America Chess Team, and was on the team a total of eight times. In 1988, he won the K-3 National Championship, and eventually became North Carolina's youngest-ever master. In 1996, he won clear first for under-2250 players in the top section of the World Open. Mike has taught chess full-time for 16 years in New York City and Charlotte, with his students and teams winning many national championships. He is the founder of a chess teaching company that serves 12 schools and has taught chess to more than 20,000 kids. He now works at ChessKid as the Director of Content. In 2012 and again in 2015, he was awarded Chess Journalist of the Year by the Chess Journalists of America.