What We Do


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 and Waterbury.

Who We Are


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.

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 and continue to be 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.



   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


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Why We Do It

News and Announcements...We welcome the Carrington School in Waterbury to our family of schools...See the Press Release (above) for the Interview of CKPCI President Glenn Budzinski by the U.S. National Chess Magazine, Chess Life!