What We Do



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, Wilton, Brookfield, Easton, Ridgefield & Waterbury.

Who We Are


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   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


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

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 Connecticut school students.

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 continue to be his students. Glenn was recently interviewed by Chess Life, the U.S. Chess national magazine.

Why We Do It

   Chess is Math.

   Math is Chess.

            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 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!

News and Announcements...Our only chess camp this summer is at Four Seasons Racquet Club, Rte.7, Wilton. It is a weekly camp that runs throughtout the summer. Contact Greg Moran, owner of Four Seasons, at 203-762-2423 for further information on the Summer Tennis-Chess Academy...Congratulations to Peter Wolfe for becoming the Connecticut K~8 representative at the U.S. National Scholastic Championships!...See the Press Release (above) for the Interview of CKPCI President Glenn Budzinski by the U.S. National Chess Magazine, Chess Life!