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

*Currently in-person classes are suspended due to Covid-19 but may resume on limited basis in September 2020 with precautions

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

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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:

    • Aug 3: Will Viloudaki
    • Aug 1: Shan Kerr
    • July 29: Todd Kearns
    • July 22: Jordan Groff
    • July 18: Luannie Wang
    • July 15: Todd Kearns
    • July 8: Jeremy Davis
    • July 6: Jeremy Davis
    • July 1: Todd Kearns

    List of ALL past Tournaments (2017 to Present) and names of first place winners (PDF). As of August 3, 2020 over $2,150 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. 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, no prize will be awarded. Membership status must be current/in good standing to receive a prize.

Upcoming tournaments links are listed here:

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 You can request to join the Hamden Chess Club on and then let the Administrator know your real name (to verify HCC membership or current student status) as well as your username. Once you are verified as an HCC member in good standing you will be able to join our online tournaments and be eligible to win a tournament prize.

  • 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 at (


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