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.

The Latest News From Harvard Chess Club:


Harvard Makes the Final Four

The Harvard chess team (GM Darwin Yang, IM Richard Wang, FM Varun Krishnan, NM Bryan Hu) just made the Final Four of collegiate chess at the 2018 Pan American Intercollegiate Championship. Official stories to come.


2018 Fall Meetings Concluded

Stay tuned for information about meetings in the Spring of 2019!


Harvard Beats Yale, 4-1, in 2018 Harvard-Yale Chess Match

The Harvard chess team beat Yale, 4-1, at the 2018 Harvard-Yale Chess match, held on Friday, November 16 at the Science Center. Playing for Harvard were Michael Isakov, Andrew Lu, Daniel Sutton, and Ella Papanek. Board 5 was declared a draw. Thanks to our Yale friends for coming to play!


Harvard Yale 2018

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