ChessKid Online National Championship Underway
By FM Mike Klein   
June 6, 2015
The Fourth Annual ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC, June 5-7)is underway. The event features 30 of the best kids in the United States, some of them already masters!

ChessKids will be playing for official USCF national titles in five sections (each of which is a five-game round robin): 6 and Under; 8 and Under, 10 and Under, 12 and Under; and Girls 13 and Under. 

All five rounds will be broadcast live on with commentary by IM Danny Rensch, otherwise known as Poppabear on

Round times and broadcast starting times are as follows: Round One, June 5, 4 p.m. Pacific Time; Round Two, June 6, 8 a.m. Pacific Time; Round Three, June 6, 2 p.m. Pacific Time;Round Four, June 7, 8 a.m. Pacific Time; Round Five, June 7, 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Games are played at time control of G/90+30 second increment from move one. The full rules can be is the scholastic extension of and features a 100-percent safe environment for kids to play and learn, while coaches can track students through assignments, tournaments, leaderboards and report cards. You can read about the 2015 CONIC here.    

Find full details on the event, including players bios on the complete article.