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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.

Who We Are


What We Do


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.


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

                                 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.

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...Congratulations to Reed School Student Edward Liu for Winning the Newtown USCF-Rated Scholastic Tournament on 5/12 with a Perfect 4-0. Reed School Students Evan Johnson and Owen Tait, along with Nikita Mukka from Sandy Hook School, Tied for 2nd~4th at 3-1.  Vivian Lin from Danbury was 5th with 2.5 Points...Summer Chess Camps will be held at the Newtown Youth Academy During the Weeks of July 9, 23 and August 6.  See Above for Copy of Flyer!

Why We Do It


   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


Chess is Math.

Math is Chess.