The Pittsburgh Chess Club is an educational non-profit organization. They have roots going back to the 1850s and remain committed to serving the needs of chess players in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The scholastic program offers chess classes in public schools as well at the club. The Club also directs both adult and children’s tournaments.
The Pittsburgh Chess Club has held some of the nation’s longest-running tournaments and have one of the largest chess libraries in the United States. The Club has 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. Chess benefits the individual by using logic, reasoning, memory, sportsmanship, planning, social interaction and art promoted by learning and by playing.