The Pittsburgh Chess Club

Wightman Building

5604 Solway St., Suite 209

412 421 1881

Pitsburgh, pa, 15217

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Chess Club! The PCC has roots going back to the early 1900s, and remains committed to serving the needs of chess players in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. We have one of the largest chess libraries you'll ever see. We also have a large supply of chess equipment. Refreshments are available.

Regular hours: Wednesdays 1:00-9:30pm. Saturdays 2:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.

Rated Tournaments: Tuesdays and some weekends.

Youth classes with Jerry Meyers:


coming up

NM Franklin Chen (current PCC Co-Champion) is giving a simultaneous exhibition on Saturday, March 19 at 7 pm at Pizza Care, 1525 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh. Please email to sign up.

A man of many talents, Franklin is a software developer by trade, an active blogger, a chess teacher, a contributor to En Passant, a burgeoning amateur musician, and an active PCC volunteer. Despite his overflowing schedule, however, Franklin recently earned his National Master title, and has won the PCC Championship three times in the last four years.


Next Tuesday night tournament:

MAY 10  JUN. 14   29th Richard Abrams Memorial

6SS, G/120 d5.  Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217.  1 section, $$ (535 b/25).  EF: $30 postmarked by 5/3, $35 thereafter and at site, $5 discount for PCC members.  $170-120, U2000 $90, U1800 $70, U1600 $50, U1400/Unr $35, biggest upset $35 PCC gift certificate for future event.  Reg ends: 6:45pm (late arrivals may have to take half point bye in Round 1).  Half point byes must be declared by the end of Round 3.  Rds.: 7pm each Tuesday night.  Ent/Info:  PCC, c/o Abrams Memorial, 5604 Solway St Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217, 412-421-1881,  W.


Next weekend tournament:

4SS, G/30 d5. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St, Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217. New "Plus-Score" prize format!. In 4 Sections Championship: 4SS, G/30,d5, EF: $30 if postmarked by 4/22; $40 onsite; $5 less if PCC member. 4.0=$250, 3.5=$125, 3.0=$65, 2.5=$30. Under 1900: 4SS, G/30,d5, Open to 1899 & under. EF: $30 if postmarked by 4/22; $40 onsite; $5 less if PCC member. 4.0=$200, 3. 5=$100, 3.0=$50, 2.5=$25. Under 1500: 4SS, G/30,d5, Open to 1499 & under. Unrated players may not play Under 1500 Section. EF: $30 if postmarked by 4/22; $40 onsite; $5 less if PCC member. 4.0=$160, 3. 5=$80, 3.0=$40, 2.5=$20. Scholastic: 4SS, G/30,d5, Open to K-12 students rated under 1100. EF: $25 if postmarked by 4/22; $35 on-site; $5 less if PCC member. 4.0=$80, 3.5=$40, 3.0=$20, 2.5=$10. Book prize to any score 3.5 or higher. ALL: Reg: 4/29, 9:00-9:45. Late entrants arriving after 9:45 may have to take a bye in round 1. Advance entries must be postmarked by 4/22, or brought to PCC by 4/ 26. Rds: 10, 11:15, 1:30, 2:45. Max 1 half-point bye allowed; must be declared before Round 2 pairings are made. ENT: PCC, c/o Golden Triangle Open, 5604 Solway St Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217. Make checks payable to "Pittsburgh Chess Club". 412-421-1881. W.




The 76th Pittsburgh Chess Club Championship concluded on February 16. Congratulations to NM Franklin Chen and Robert Atwell, our Club co-champions for 2016! Complete results may be viewed here.

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