Virtual Chess

In this time of social distancing, our in-person events have been suspended.

Meanwhile, this is a great time to play online with chess.com or chesskid.com.  A couple of online groups have been created that you can join.  For players above 1200, sign up at https://www.chess.com/club/sarasota-online-chess-club.  For those under 1200, go to https://www.chess.com/club/sarasota-youth-chess-club.  Mark Hamel with the Sarasota Youth Chess Club is a USCF-certified tournament director and will be looking into possibly arranging online tournaments. 

ChessKid.com

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We have purchased a batch of Gold (full access) ChessKid.com memberships that we are able to assign to student members that are interested in using them.  The regular free memberships let you play other kids online, and the gold memberships provide great learning and training material including interactive lessons and videos.

If you have played in one of our tournaments in the past and would like to use the great features that a full ChessKid membership offers, we can set up an account for you.  If you don't use the features that a gold membership includes, we will reassign the gold status to other kids that are interested in actively using them.  Your account will still be active, but just downgraded to the regular player level.  Gold level can be reassigned later.

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