Hamden Chess Club


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Online Summer Chess Program

*M-Th 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

*Learn/Play new variants, such as Crazyhouse

Still Spaces for Wk 5 and 6!
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Online Chess Classes

*One hour per week

*Beginner and Intermediate Classes

*Includes HCC membership & option to participate in weekly HCC tournaments

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Hamden Chess Club

* Casual and Tournament Play with fellow club members each week

* Memberships as low as $55 (Six month) or $80 (12 month)
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  • Congratulations to the following 179 Play More Chess Students on their Achievements this Year (June 2019 to May 2020):

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

    • July 15: Todd Kearns
    • July 8: Jeremy Davis
    • July 6: Jeremy Davis
    • July 1: Todd Kearns
    • June 30: Jeremy Davis
    • June 22: Asher Luszcz
    • June 17: Todd Kearns
    • June 8: Asher Luszcz
    • June 6: Luannie Wang
    • June 3: Todd Kearns
    • May 30: Amanda Jiang

    List of ALL past Tournaments (2017 to Present) and names of first place winners (PDF). As of July 16, 2020 over $2,110 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!

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. The Saturday tournament is limited to beginning players (with ratings of <1200). A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that have at least four participants. (Membership status must be current/in good standing to receive a prize).

Upcoming tournaments and links for this week are listed on the HCC platform on (must be logged in as a member to view the links).

To participate in an online tournament, first join the Hamden Chess Club (or enroll in a class as a student). Then set up a free account on either, (or both). You can request to join the HCC online clubs on both sites. Once you are verified as an HCC member in good standing you will be able to join any of our online tournaments and be eligible to win a tournament prize. Monday and Saturday tournaments are usually hosted on; Wed. tournaments are usually hosted on Only HCC members and current students may join our two online clubs.

  • Our New 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 . Please stay safe! Currently, Play More Chess Academy is open for retail/store purchases only (books, chess sets, chess clocks, etc). You may wish to call ahead to confirm store hours and item availability. In-person classes and group activities are suspended until the risks of coronavirus subside. HCC members are currently playing casual chess and tournaments through the Hamden Chess Club platforms on ( and (


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