News and Announcements...Charity Scholastic Tournament to be held at St. Rose School, Newtown on 6/1/24. Open to all in Grades K~8 in three separate sections. Trophies in each section, plus 2 Team prizes!! Click here for flyer and registration form. To see list of Advance Entries as of 5-17, click here

         Western Connecticut's Largest Provider of Scholastic Chess Programs

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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.


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



​​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 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.

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.

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.

What We Do

   Chess is Math.

   Math is Chess.

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 for more information. We thank you for your support!

​​   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.