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News and Announcements...Fairfield 7th Grader Aaryan Chitnis won the Western CT K~8 Scholastic played on Saturday, 8/11, in Wilton with a perfect 4-0 score. Henry Buczkiewicz from New Canaan was 2nd and Arnav Kamineni from Glastonbury was 3rd...Photos from the simul and lecture with U.S. Chess Champion Sam Shankland on Saturday, July 7th, can be found above under "Shankland Simul Photos"...Most Fall After School Chess Classes will begin the week of 24 September-Watch for announcements from each school!


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.


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


   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


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

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What We Do

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 CTkidsplaychess@gmail.com, if you wish to make a contribution. We thank you, in advance, for your support.

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

Who We Are


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 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.