ONLINE CHESS ON THE ACADEMIC CHESS SERVER
here for more information on other online chess servers...especially for speed
Click here for more information on other online chess servers...especially for speed chess.
Playing online is a great way to get practice and get better at chess. Now there is a place where kids can play free chess and even get free coaching!
This is not live chess. This is a verson of correspondence chess where your opponent moves, and you log in later to see what the moves is. This is a wonderful new way of playing because it is not necessary for you and your opponent to be online at the same time!
1. Before playing chess online, get permission from your parents and give them this sheet to read and go through so they can help you set up!
2. Go the Academic Chess Online Chess Server at www.chess.ac . Alternatively, go to the main website www.academicchess.org and click the link to online chess.
HOT PICKS FOR CHALLENGES THIS SUMMER:
AC Eric Hicks ---------------------Academic Chess founder and coach.
AC Liina Vark------------------Master level woman chess player and Academic Chess Coach
AC Jesse--------------------------Chess coach Jesse D
AC Vern Young-------------------Chess Coach Vern
Also look for AC Egg, AC Snake, AC Lizard, AC Gator, AC Chessmonster
SUGGESTED THINGS TO DO FOR NEW MEMBERS
Change your chessboard
Go to the button marked “Preferences”. Change your pieces to “plain” and your theme to “wooden”. This will give you a better looking and easier to use chess board! Try other pieces and themes and see what you like!
Joining the Academic Chess Summer Camp Team
Find the teams button and join our team! During the school year we will challenge some schools to some matches! Also, think about who you want on your 4 person team, because starting in August we are going to start doing 4 person team vs team challenges! If you create your own team, you will be team captain. Get three more kids from your school to be on your team and you can be the team captain of your school’s chess team!
Join the Academic Chess Kids Challenge
Win this tournament and receive AC Chessmonster’s favorite chess book in the mail. Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers of this tournament and you will receive your prize in the mail! Click the “join tournament” link to play in this tournament.
Add a picture of yourself
You can add a picture of yourself by going to the button marked “preferences”. Find a picture that is small! The maximum image size is 100kb and 300x400 pixels. Have your parents help you resize a picture of yourself if you do not have this one small. Also you can use a funny thumbnail picture of a cartoon character if you want!
Get Bunches of Games Started
Remember these games are super slow. So get atleast 10 games going so that when you log on you always have moves to make! Remember if you do not play slow you do not grow!
Write down any completed games and bring them to class
If you complete a game on CHESS.AC, bring it in and show it to your coach. Even if you lost the game bring it in so that we can go through it and show you what mistakes you made.