Hamden Chess Club


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Online Chess Classes

*One hour per week

*Beginner and Intermediate Classes

*Engaging learning, tournament play within each week's group

*Includes HCC membership & option to participate in weekly tournaments

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In-Person Chess Classes

*One hour per week

*Beginner and Intermediate Classes

*Engaging learning tournament play within each week's group

*Includes HCC membership & option to participate in weekly tournaments

(Currently on hold due to COVID-19)

Hamden Chess Club

* Casual and Tournament Play with fellow club members each week

* Join HCC, participate in our weekly Online Tournaments and win a prize:

Monday Madness 8pm
Wild Wednesday 8pm Saturday Skirmish 3pm

*In-Person Adult Casual Play: Mondays 6:30pm

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  • Congratulations to the following 179 Play More Chess Students on their Achievements this Year (June 2019 to May 2020): 2019-2020 Student Achievements (PDF)

  • Congratulations to our recent 1st Place Winners in the HCC Hamden Online Tournaments:

    • Sept 23: Asher Luszcz
    • Sept 21: Wyelin Newell
    • Sept 19: Asher Luszcz
    • Sept 16: Sarvin Bhagwagar
    • Sept 14: Wyelin Newell
    • Sept 12: Asher Luszcz
    • Sept 9: Todd Kearns
    • Sept 5: Jeremy Davis
    • Sept 2: Todd Kearns

    As of September 23, 2020 over $2,350 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments. Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize! Here is a List of all past Tournaments with names of first place winners (PDF).

Hamden Chess Club hosts up to three online tournaments each week (usually Mon, Wed & Sat). They are open to HCC Members, including currently enrolled students of Play More Chess Academy. A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that have at least four participants. If less than four participants, online tournament will automatically cancel and no prize will be awarded. HCC Membership status must be current (in good standing) to receive a prize. Upcoming tournaments links are listed here:


  • Our Location and Chess Programs were featured in this article in The Daily Nutmeg!

  • Best wishes to all of you and thanks so much for supporting our classes and other chess programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe! Play More Chess Academy is open for retail/store purchases only (books, chess sets, chess clocks, etc). In-person studio classes for kids are currently on hold due to COVID-19. HCC members currently play casual chess and tournaments each week on our platform ( In addition, as of Monday, Aug 17, Adult Casual Play has resumed on Mondays, with COVID-19 safety protocols: Join us Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm.


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Play More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Email: | Phone: 203.680.0657