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. We are also actively involved in the chess community, hosting on-campus tournaments, competing in intercollegiate matches, and promoting the chess community at Harvard.

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UPCOMING: Community Chess Weekend, Sept 21-23, 2018

Harvard University Common Spaces and the Massachusetts Chess Assocation present Community Chess Weekend at the newly-built Richard A. And Susan F. Smith Campus Center, September 21-23, 2018. Register for your spot in Saturday's Open Blitz Qualifier Tournament at today! Winners will be seeded into Sunday's Collins Cup Invitational Blitz Tournament, featuring the top masters of Harvard Square. If not, come by for open blitz play on Friday evening and a simul with three-time US Champion and GM Larry Christiansen on Saturday afternoon! See the flyer below and click here for more details.

Community Chess Weekend Flyer


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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