The Harvard Chess Club Welcomes You!

The Harvard Chess Club, founded in 1874, is the oldest chess club in the Boston area. We welcome players and students of all strengths to our weekly meetings, where we teach, study, and play in a casual setting. As an entirely student-run organization, we also host on-campus tournaments, compete in intercollegiate matches, and actively promote the chess community at Harvard.

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Upcoming: Ivy League Chess Challenge, Nov 9-11, 2018

The Harvard chess team is looking forward to playing in the inaugural 2018 Ivy League Chess Challenge, hosted by the Hart House Chess Club, the official chess club of the University of Toronto. Harvard will play a match-style tournament against Michigan, Princeton, Yale, and UoT's A and B teams. Read more about the tournament here and follow live games here.

Ivy League Challenge

Please read more about this tournament at the Hart House Chess Club website.


2018-19 Meeting Schedule

We meet to play chess and hang out every Monday night from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Quincy House d-hall on Harvard University's campus. Our meetings are open-play, come-and-go as you please, so feel free to stop by - all Harvard undergrads, grad students, and staff are welcome to come and play.

Due to Harvard policy, if you are not a Harvard undergrad or grad student and you'd like to show up to club, please email us at in advance of club so that we can know to come to the door and let you in.


Harvard Quincy House


To get to the d-hall (dining hall): Walk into the Quincy courtyard (58 Plympton St) and find the main entrance (on your left if entering from Plympton St). Go up the stairs and you're there!

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