Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


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Chess is Math.

Math is Chess.

Here's your chance to help us bring chess to the schools of Connecticut!  We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit, public charity, so all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us at, if you wish to make a contribution. We thank you, in advance, for your support.

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 35 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 have been his students.

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


We are chess teachers. Kids enjoy playing chess.  We enjoy teaching chess.


Our proven chess learning program has produced numerous national "Top 100" age group students. We presently have ongoing programs in Newtown, Danbury, Wilton, Brookfield, Easton and Ridgefield.

Who We Are


What We Do


News and Announcements...Welcome Aboard to Veterans Park Elementary School in Ridgefield! Classes begin Wednesday, January 9th... The Winter Session of classes for most other schools, including the Newtown Public Schools, will begin the week of January 28th. Watch for the announcement by your school!

Why We Do It

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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 temporary disappointment.