You can play them free in a form of a computer game in Msn or Yahoo Email, when you are chatting with your friends. You could also play other game website like Miniclip etc.
Well, if you have a yahoo email, then you can play chess against people online. Also check if your cpmputer's games has chess or just search up play free chess on google.
You can search it online. I think they have chess on miniclip.com, agame.com or freeonlinegames.com.
Maybe play it in actuality, in real life and not on a computer. Just about any Senior Center or rest home would welcome you to play with the old folks there. They could always use FRESH MEAT, as they say, and it would be a real challenge for you to hone your skills with these old pro's.