C&O Family Chess Center
Links, Downloads, etc.
C&O Meet & Chat
(free Zoom session)
Most Saturday mornings at 09:00
The Zoom link
will normally become active at about 08:55. However, if no one has connected on Zoom by 09:15
the meeting may be ended by the host. If you have
trouble with the above link, here is the specific web address:
Meeting ID: 822 0874 2596
I do not believe you will need the separate Meeting ID and
Passcode as they are included in the link, but I provide them
as they show up on my Zoom master-window. The
link is the one used for all of Coach Omar's Zoom classes and
it is sometimes possible to reach him Mon. - Thur. by logging
on at about 5:30 (at the end of his class).
If you wish, please Email Coach Omar or Coach Ross
to arrange a phone or Zoom contact for a different time.
C&O Basic Videos
How to Create a Chess.com account
Chess.com Registration Instructions
Chess.com "Solo Chess" instructions
YouTube Chess Videos
Some Direct Links:
Students and parents are reminded that
YouTube has many different topics and choices,
many of which may be inappropriate for children.
This can even be true when searching chess videos.
Children's use of YouTube may be extremely helpful,
but should be monitored regularly and carefully by parents.
In our instruction, we regularly caution students about
responsible internet use but parents must remain the
Chess.com Beginner Videos
St. Louis Chess Club
The Chess Website Beginner Videos
ChessNetwork Beginner Videos
are C&O .pdf downloads, of recommended chess videos available on YouTube.com. You
may access individual videos by typing, or copying, the video name into the
YouTube "search" box.
YouTube Videos - 01 Beginner
YouTube Videos - 02 Novice
YouTube Videos - 03 Beyond Novice
YouTube Videos - 04 Int-Adv
(levels 9-12 and up)
YouTube Videos - Introduction to Openings
(levels 5-12 and up)
YouTube Videos - Players & Games
(levels 5-12 and up)
Other Useful Links
The website where our
students may practice with coaches, each other, and
players from around the world, for free. Premium upgrades are
available when more advanced students are ready.
A recommended website for additional
study. ChessTempo has a great database, tactical problem
puzzles, and more. Initial registration is free and premium
upgrades are available when more advanced students are ready.
Students may use the same Chess.com username, password, and E-mail, when
registering (for ease of remembering).
Maryland Chess Association (MCA)
Our state association. Local and regional tournaments
are listed here, including many "scholastic" tournaments. USCF
membership (see below) is required to play in most
States Chess Federation (USCF)
The official sanctioning body for "over
the board" tournament play in the U.S. Student
membership is required to play in state and national
tournaments. Some local tournament information may be found
here as well.