Chess Lessons

Center Development








Calculation & Evaluation


Binds & Blockades


Zwischenzug: Unexpected In-Between Move


Analyzed Games
Outplaying Opponent


Online Chess Rooms

Currently, chess lessons and games are available online for all library users, including Roosevelt students! Sign up for a free account on and request to become members of either the Roosevelt HS Chess Room or the Molly Pruitt Lib Chess Room.

If you have difficulty signing up, please call us at 210-650-1122 during library hours, and we will gladly assist you.

Join a Chess Room:

Additional Information:

Notice to Parents is a third party website. is not affiliated with NEISD. When you grant your consent for your child to sign up for a account, you agree to the Terms of Use. Please refer to the following links to learn about the usage terms.

User Agreement
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Agreement
Community Policy

How to Sign Up

Go to

With your parents’ approval, click “sign up”. You are signing up for the free membership only. (You can enter your real name in settings so that others can view it below your username on the “MEMBERS” list.)


  1. Choose and Enter your username.
  2. Enter the email address you would like to use.
  3. Create a password that you and/or your device will remember.
How to Join a Chess Room

After logging in,

  1. Hover over the “connect” tab.
  2. Go to “clubs”
  3. Find the Roosevelt HS or Molly Pruitt Lib Chess Room(s) and click “request”. (you will be approved within 24 hours)

Challenge a teammate to a game:

  1. Do not click “Play” if it doesn’t say the name of the person you want to play. That will start a game with some random person somewhere.
  2. Click “members”.
  3. Hover over the member you want to play, and click on the “challenge” button on their profile.
  4. You can set it for how long of a game you want, how long between moves, etc. You can make it pause if someone goes too long between moves or forfeit.