Teaching KIDS to Play Chess / 15 tips about how and when you teach children to play CHESS

When’s the right time to teach kids how to play chess? More importantly, HOW do you teach chess to kids? This video will offer you 15 different tips that I used when I was teaching my kids. I’ll share all my secrets about how to get your kids to understand and love chess.

There’s been a real surge of online play lately, and a lot of new people learning or returning to Chess. This video will offer a wide range of techniques you can use to help kids learn how to play and really get engaged with the Game.





Chess is a two-player, abstract strategy board game that represents medieval warfare on an 8×8 board with alternating light and dark squares. Opposing pieces, traditionally designated White and Black, are initially lined up on either side. Each type of piece has a unique form of movement and capturing occurs when a piece, via its movement, occupies the square of an opposing piece. Players take turns moving one of their pieces in an attempt to capture, attack, defend, or develop their positions. Chess games can end in checkmate, resignation, or one of several types of draws. Chess is one of the most popular games in the world, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Between two highly skilled players, chess can be a beautiful thing to watch, and a game can provide great entertainment even for novices. There is also a large literature of books and periodicals about chess, typically featuring games and commentary by chess masters.

The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from a similar, much older game of Indian origin. The tradition of organized competitive chess began in the 16th century. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886. The current World Champion is Magnus Carlsen, Norway. Chess is also a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee.

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  1. Well done that is an absolutely brilliant easy enjoyable video to teach someone how to teach Chess. Thanks you

  2. “Have a chess set that will stand up to the abuse that it’s likely to take”………proceeds to show cardboard chess set. 🙂

  3. This was one of the best videos I've ever seen on this subject, can't thank you enough for the help!

  4. Hi, thanks for the tips. I was hired to teach kids chess and you helped me.

  5. I’m starting a chess club at my school so these tips are appreciated.

  6. Yes, I loved the delivery and pacing of this video. I was captivated to learn throughout the entire session.

  7. Really great tips. I was looking for how to teach the strategy. Learning moves is "easy", but teaching them to the why is hard!

  8. My son is four and has been flipping around in an old Bobby Fischer puzzle book. Now I’m teaching him chess on an old Kasparov computer chess board from the early 2000s. Pawns only. I’m looking to see how to progress him through the movements of the pieces. Excellent video. I needed these tips. Thanks.

  9. Thanks! Definitely picked up a couple new ideas here.

  10. Too Good ! Very impressive & informative !

  11. Great video. I am really encouraged to keep playing with my son who’s just picking it up

  12. My first kid just turned 6 so here I am. Great tips Ty. What do you think of apps and games?

  13. I think that a lot of the tips were useful but when I first learned to play chess at 6 years I didn't win a single game rotates but still liked the game

  14. I'm 44 and only started playing a week ago, due to a motorcycle accident that means I can't work at the moment. I love the game and will try and get my 6yo lad to play it. 🙏

  15. My kid got interested in chess on his own. He’s basically teaching me how to play it

  16. I'm just starting to teach my son chess and this is just what I was looking for. I like the advice on letting him win and lose. Definitely with you on not shielding from disappointment. What I do notice is that when he's enjoying it, a lot of knowledge seems to seep in, not necessarily something I've shown but something he just gets. Will definitely keep going as I'd love us to play it many years ahead.

  17. What a amazing parent I’m sure your kids are gonna be awesome in the real world

  18. I’m 11 and is tutoring a six year old to play chess. It’s gonna be really hard for me but wish me luck! (Thanks for the advice btw)

  19. I'm a bit young to have a son, but can you believe that my little cousin is 8 and his dad hasn't taught him chess yet? What an amateur. I will teach him, thanks for the video

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