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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.
Congratulations to our 45th Pittsburgh Summer Open winners: Championship Section: Zachary Thompson, Engin Katipoglu, Aayansh Samanta, Neelansh Samanta and Peter Lu. Reserve Section: Matt Bradley, Sudarshan Aravind, Arjun Kairi, Felix Zheng, Andrei Balcan, Mokshagnya Chityala and Cory Weeks. Novice Section: Benjamin Nicholson, Cole Risbon, and Lipi Kairi. For the “Comeback Win” trophy, we were looking …Read More
It was great weather and another great weekend of chess in Schenley Park this weekend. Congratulations to the Quads in the Park X winners: Jack Bluebaugh, Justin Glover, Joshua Foster, Siddhartha Senthilkumar, and Benjamin Nicholson. Also, thanks to Pat Barron for directing.Read More
Congratulations to the winners of the 26th Robert P. Smith Memorial: Melih Özbek, Franklin Chen, Edward Dean, Robin Steiner, John Vuillemot, Charles Kiesling, Aayansh Samanta, Joshua Schmitt, Andrei Balcan, and Sam Kinkus Also thanks to Tyler Smith for helping with tournament directing.Read More
Congratulations to our July Free For Members tournament winners and plus scorers: Zachary Thompson, Peyton Legg, Matt Bradley, Joseph Pleso, Peter Lu, James Shirley, Jack Bluebaugh, Chintala Yashasvi Yadav, Drew Moses, Kitana Olson, Kamila Olson, Isaac Kirby, Andrei Balcan, Avani Bhargava, William Murtha, and Siddhartha Senthilkumar Thank you to Pat Barron for directing and to …Read More
Congratulations to our 2023 Fred Thompson Memorial Winners: James Flaherty, Z.achary Thompson, Peyton Legg, Oliver Siemer, Oliver Graham, Hardy Gu, Drew Moses, Cortland Nesley, Shaurya Gulati, Arjun Kairi, Brexton Laney, Andrei Balcan, Siddhartha Senthilkumar, and James Shirley. For the “Best Comeback Win” trophy, we were looking for games that met the comeback criteria: “An occurrence …Read More