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.

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 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 is Math.

   Math is Chess.

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 proven chess learning

program has produced numerous national "Top 100" age group students. We presently have ongoing programs in Newtown, Danbury, Wilton, Brookfield, Easton, Litchfield, Ridgefield & Waterbury.

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

Why We Do It

            Western Connecticut's Largest Provider of Scholastic Chess Programs

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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 in advance, for your support!

 News and Announcements... Most Winter classes will start the week of January 27. Watch for the announcement from your school!...See the Press Release (above) for the Interview of CKPCI President Glenn Budzinski by the U.S. National Chess Magazine, Chess Life!

   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.