Chess helps students of all ages learn how to think. 

It develops memory, the ability to calculate resulting in better performance solving mathematical problems, concentration, logical thinking and teaches one how to cope with disappointment.

We are chess teachers. Kids enjoy playing chess. We enjoy teaching chess. Our staff consists of PhD's, certified educators and experienced  teachers.



Our proven chess learning

program has produced numerous national "Top 100" age group students. We presently have ongoing programs in Newtown, Danbury, Wilton, Lakeville, Easton, Trumbull, Sherman, Waterbury.

​​Who We Are


What We Do


Why We Do It

Our founder and President, Glenn Budzinski, in action at the chessboard. Glenn has been a chess teacher, US Chess Federation-rated chess Expert and certified tournament director for over 40 years and has been nominated for Chess Journalist of the Year.  He wrote the first nationally-syndicated, electronic chess column in the US and is the publisher of "The Electronic Chess Library" chess database. Glenn holds a B.A., M.A. and was a PhD. Candidate. Many of the best young players in Connecticut continue to be his students. Glenn was recently interviewed by Chess Life, the U.S. Chess national magazine.

​​   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


   Chess is Math.

   Math is Chess.

At Connecticut Kids Play Chess, a certified 501(c)(3) non profit public charity, our mission is to provide high quality chess lessons  to Connecticut school students.

News and Announcements...The CKPCI Summer USCF Scholastic was won by Danbury HS student Mario Ovalles with a perfect 4-0 score. Another Danbury HS student, Sandhya Sudarsanam, won a playoff against two-time Reed Intermediate School of Newtown Champion Ryan Gilman to finish second, with Ryan finishing third. Congratulations! Continued congratulations to the winners of the Litchfield Hills Scholastic held on May 6th at the Sherman School: JF Morbieu in the K~2 section, Bennett Schwartz in the Grade 3~5 section and James Fota, Grades 6~8!!   

         Western Connecticut's Largest Provider of Scholastic Chess Programs

                           For more information, please contact us at CTKidsPlayChess@gmail.com                                                   

Here's your chance to help us bring chess to all Connecticut schools!  We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit, public charity, so donations are 100% tax deductible!   Please contact us at CTkidsplaychess@gmail.com for more information. We thank you for your support!

We are a Bridge to Success/United Way Partner.