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News and Announcements...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"...Welcome Aboard to St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Brookfield and Samuel Staples Elementary School In Easton !

Why We Do It

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.

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.

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

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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 in an after school setting to elementary and secondary school students in Connecticut.


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.

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 and Easton.

Who We Are


What We Do


   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


Chess is Math.

Math is Chess.