Why We Do It

At Connecticut Kids Play Chess, a certified 501(c)(3) non profit public charity, our mission is to provide high quality chess lessons  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.

What We Do


   Chess is Math.

   Math is Chess.

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


   Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc.


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 disappointment.

Who We Are


            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 all Connecticut schools!  We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit, public charity, so donations are 100% tax deductible!!! Please contact us at CTkidsplaychess@gmail.com for more information.

We thank you in advance, for your support!

 News and Announcements... Congratulations to Vivian Lin,Will Knispel and Hayden Hughes, AJ Zatulskis and Trace Irwin, winners from our May 15th tournament!...Stay Tuned for our next Event!!...Continued Congratulations to CKPCI students  Preston DeLeo as the 2020 CT State High School Chess Champion, Peter Wolfe as the 2020 CT State Middle School Champion and Miles Wolfe as the 2020 CT State Elementary School Champion!!!  

We are a Boost to Success/United Way Partner.

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.