What is Yes2Chess?
Yes2Chess is a free online schools’ community, which schools from the UK, the USA. Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Denmark are eligible to join. Each school may sign 100 pupils up to the Yes2Chess server, where they will be able to play chess against children from all over the world in a safe environment. Only children who are registered to Yes2Chess by their school teacher or chess tutor will have access to the server, and there is no chat function. We do not capture any pupil information, including pupils’ names. Each child will have a unique username that only their schools will have access to.
Later this year, we will release a series of online lessons, which can be enjoyed from the comforts of home or school.
Yes2Chess are also hosting an online tournament, which will allow schools to put their chess expertise to the test. Every school can enter an unlimited number of teams, each consisting of five players, who must have been born after 1st January 2002. The winning teams from each country will receive an all expenses paid trip to London to take part in the final.
How do I sign up?
There is a short application form to complete, after which you will receive a link which will enable you to download the necessary software to your school’s computers. The process is very simple and will only take a couple of minutes!
To join the Yes2Chess community, please go to