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We are a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to chess education and promoting chess in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Club has roots going back to the mid-1800s and holds some of the nation's longest-running tournaments in the United States. We have helped to organize national championship tournaments including the 1946 U.S. Open and the 2004 National Elementary and the 2010 U.S. Blind. Our newsletter, En Passant, has won awards from Chess Journalists of America.

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Congratulations to our Golden Triangle Open Winners

By The_Knight_Manager | April 15, 2023

Today we held our 62nd Golden Triangle Open at the JCC with 53 participants. Roman Cano took 1st in the Championship section, Risheeth Davuluri and Peyton Legg tied for 1st Place in the Reserve section, and Aarush Dutta took 1st Place in the Novice section. Also, Nuno Sabino won the Top U1200 prize, while Jeremy …

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High School Chess League results

By bruce_leverett | March 25, 2023

Thomas Jefferson, Seneca Valley tie for first.

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Interview with the Oldest Chess Club Operating in the United States

By zptrain | March 13, 2023

A visit to the Mechanics' Institute

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Congratulations to our Pittsburgh Metropolitan Open Winners!

By The_Knight_Manager | March 11, 2023

Today we held our 78th Annual Pittsburgh Metropolitan Open at the JCC. Edward Dean took 1st Place in the Championship section, Raymond Dunsworth and Adrian Hujic tied for 1st Place in the Reserve section, and Samuel Shear took 1st Place in th Novice section with a perfect score. Raymond won the Reserve 1st Place plaque …

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Congratulations to our March Blitz Winners

By The_Knight_Manager | March 7, 2023

Congratulations to our March Blitz Winners: GM Bryan Smith, NM Nabil Feliachi, Yaroslav Bezghin, Kitana Olson, John Vuillemot, Charles Kiesling, and Kamila Olson

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Congratulation to our Pittsburgh Three Rivers Open Winners!

By The_Knight_Manager | February 21, 2023

Congratulation to our Pittsburgh Three Rivers Open Winners: IM Evan Park, Daniel Hodgson, Hardy Gu, Thomas Jackson, Samuel Shear, David Falk, Cortland Nesley, Cole Tarrant, and Ryan Garg.  

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Chess is 99% Tactics

By izzmeister4 | February 20, 2023

Find the best winning line.

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Spring Class Schedule Posted

By The_Knight_Manager | February 8, 2023

Check out our Spring schedule for Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes, April 2nd – May 6th.

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42nd Allegheny Chess Congress Winners

By The_Knight_Manager | December 18, 2022

Congratulations to our 42nd Allegheny Chess Congress Winners: James Carr, Charles Kiesling, Kurt Schmidt, James Shirley, Miles McCoy and Bradley Taylor

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Chess is 99% Tactics

By izzmeister4 | December 5, 2022

Find the best winning line.

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