Play Chess Online!
A Quick & Simple Guide
The chess opponents are all out there, waiting to take you on. One easy way to get your feet wet is to catch a quick game online against various computers:
Battle Training Bots
But humans are more fun. Millions of chessplayers enjoy playing online against each other, live, at various online chess clubs. Here's a kid friendly option:
And there's a hundred places to play against folks of all ages from all around the world, both real-time chess, and slow "correspondence" chess. Here are two of the biggies:
Internet Chess Club