The Harvard Chess Club Welcomes You!

The Harvard Chess Club, founded in 1874, is the oldest chess club in the Boston area. We have players as strong as Grandmasters, but welcome players of all strengths. Besides meeting weekly to play, teach, and study chess, our club hosts on-campus tournaments, sends out teams to compete in various intercollegiate matches (such as the annual Harvard-Yale match and the National Championships), and is actively involved in chess programs in the community.


We are done with Chess Club Meetings for the 2017-18 Harvard Academic Year!

Meetings will resume in September - Stay tuned!!

Upcoming:  2nd Annual Harvard Chess Clash

On April 7th, 2018, Harvard will host the 2nd Annual Harvard Chess Clash, a blitz chess tournament designed for students from the Harvard and Boston/Cambridge college communities to come together in a fun and competitive environment and compete for their share of prizes, paid out in Amazon Gift Cards. The best part? No entry fee! The tournament flyer can be found here and the registration form can be found here!

2017-2018 Schedule

We meet weekly to play chess and hang out every Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Quincy House Bullitt Room on Harvard University's campus. Please find directions to the Bullitt Room below. All Harvard undergrads, grad students, and staff are more than 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. We're happy to do so!


Harvard Quincy House


To get to the Bullitt Room: Walk into the Quincy courtyard (58 Plympton St) and find the elevators in New Quincy (they're just inside when you walk up the steps past the picnic tables). You can find the Bullitt Room by going through the door to the right of the elevators and going down the stairs (it's sort of a cramped stairway). Take a left at the bottom of the stairs and you're there! If you need any help getting to the room, feel free to email us at

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