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Hamden Chess Club:

HCC community members, including currently enrolled Play More Chess Academy students, can join the Hamden Chess Club platforms on Chess.com and Lichess.org and play chess casually with each other and also participate in our online club tournaments (up to three times per week).


Hamden Online Tournaments
Hamden Chess Club hosts up to three online tournaments each week (usually Mon, Wed & Sat). They are open to HCC Members, including currents students of Play More Chess Academy. The Sat. tournament is usually limited to players with <1200 ratings (beginners/intermediate players). A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that have at least four HCC participants. Upcoming tournaments and links for this week are listed on the HCC platform on Chess.com.

To participate in a tournament, first join the Hamden Chess Club. Then set up a free account on either Chess.com, Lichess.org (or both)! You can request to join HCC online clubs on both sites. Once you are verified as an HCC member you will be able to join any of our online tournaments and be eligible to win a tournament prize. Only HCC current members and current students may join our our two online clubs.

Tournament History: List of all past Tournament (2017 to Present) and names of first place winners (PDF)


Hamden Chess Club (HCC) is an affiliate (#A6054128) of US Chess that meets at the Play More Chess Academy for casual play, tournaments and special events.

As of May 2020 the club membership consists of has 42 regular community members and 89 current enrolled chess students.

Club members have access to the Chess Academy to play casual games during any open hours and receive invitations to movie nights and other special events which they can attend at no extra charge.

HCC Membership fees:

  • Regular Adult Membership: 12 Months: $100 ($8.33/mo)
    or six months: $60 ($10/month)
  • Scholastic (K-12 & College)/Seniors (65+): 12 Months: $80 ($6.66/month); or six months: $55 ($9/mo)


  • First two visits are free for casual play (including the regular Monday evening Adult Casual Play).

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Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.0657 | Hamden, CT