Online Resources

CheckMates Chess Academy Offers a variety of online chess resources of all difficulties for a chess students of all levels. Use our online resources to learn about chess puzzles, chess coordinates, practice chess forks, chess pins, chess skewers, chess discovery attacks, simple chess techniques, advanced chess techniques, and even fun chess games.

Learn to Play Chess

Learning to play chess can be fun and exciting, as long as you learn it the right way. Go through these articles to learn how to play the game of chess with all of its rules. Special moves such as castling and En Passant are discussed here as well as everything you would need to know to play a full game of chess.

Learn About Chess

Do you want to learn all about chess? No, not the details of how to play or how the chess pieces move, but the interesting stuff. Where did chess originate? Who was the first American chess player? All the interesting questions that you may have about this ancient game will be answered here.

Chess Strategies

Learn about a variety of chess strategies that is growing every day! Our current list includes: Pawn Chains, Pass Pawns, Doubled Pawns, Pawn Tension, Flow Chart of Chess, Discovery Attack, The Pin, The Fork, Mobil Duo, The Minority Attack, Legals Mate, The Lucena Position, Trading Pieces, Static Disadvantages, and so much more.

Chess Puzzles

Chess Puzzles are drawings of chess positions that need to be solved to achieve a specific goal. Usually the goal of chess puzzles is to give a checkmate, but often times the puzzle is set up for the player to find a fork, pin, or other chess technique. Chess Puzzles are a great way to get a quick brain workout without playing a full game of chess. For chess student, chess puzzles offer a great way for them to train themselves to recognize patterns on the chess board quickly in the middle and endgame. Make sure to check out our chess puzzles page, where you can solve the chess puzzles and write down the answers in the space provided underneath. Bring them to Chess Class to get them checked and earn a prize!

Chess Word Search Puzzles

Chess Word Search Puzzles are a unique way to practice chess notation. Find the hidden words in the chess word search and then write down their location in chess coordinates. Check out our many themes chess word search puzzles.

Chess Worksheets

Chess Worksheets are an important tool for any chess players, but especially beginners. Chess worksheets allow a beginning chess player to practice Some focus on chess notation, some focus on the rules of chess, and CheckMates Chess Academy has also included chess notation sheets and post chess game analysis sheets in this section.