Here are some Junior Chess Games and resources

We will be providing some online games and chess quizes for our Junior Chess Masters.

The Legal Trap

This position is known as the Légal Trap. It is named after the French player François Antoine de Legall de Kermeur (1702–1792).

Chess tutorials

Useful Documentation

The benefits of Chess

Academic/ educational skills

  • Concentration
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved IQ
  • Improved maths skills
  • Learning to take turns
  • Improved logical thinking
  • Increased problem solving
  • Geography skills – coordinates on board
  • Writing skills – notation
  • Improved memory
  • Improved abstract thinking

Life skills

  • Winning and losing is part of life
  • Losing graciously
  • Wining graciously
  • Resilience
  • Improved spatial awareness
  • Friendship
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect for the opponent
  • Manners including shaking hands
  • Taking time to think problems through
  • Responsibility – for pieces
  • Perseverance
  • Thinking ahead/ planning
  • Patience
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Communication / breaking down barriers
  • Understanding your opponents/ others plan
  • Commitment to team/club
  • Confidence (especially if not sporty)
  • Improved time management
  • Improved listening skills


  • Cheap to play
  • All weathers
  • Accessible to all