Welcome to the Pittsburgh Chess Club!

We are a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization with roots going back to the mid-1800s. The Club is dedicated to promoting and developing the game of chess, conducting instructional classes, lectures, and exhibitions for the general public, sponsoring chess tournaments, and raising awareness of chess in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Club holds some of the nation's longest-running tournaments in the United States. We have even helped to organize national championship tournaments going back as far as the 1946 U.S. Open, but also as recently as the 2004 National Elementary and the 2010 U.S. Blind. Our newsletter, En Passant, regularly wins awards from Chess Journalists of America.

Every Chess master was once a beginner.

Irving Chernev

I always loved complexity. With chess, one creates beautiful problems..

Marcel Duchamp

On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.

Emanuel Lasker
Mikhail Tal, 1962

You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.

Mikhail Tal

Upcoming Events

Thursday Evening Club Hours (Members Only)

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Friday Evening Club Hours (Members Only)

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Saturday Afternoon Club Hours (Members Only)

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Saturday Evening Club Hours (Members Only)

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Winter Beginner Class 101 – Junior

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Winter Advanced Beginner Class 104 – Junior

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Winter Beginner Class 101 – General Audience

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Monday Evening Club Hours (Members Only)

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Tuesday Club Hours (Members Only)

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

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