The Pittsburgh Chess Club
Wightman Building 5604 Solway St., Suite 209 412 421 1881
Pitsburgh, pa, 15217

Regular hours: Wednesdays 1:00-9:30pm. Saturdays 12:00-9:30pm. 

[Note: we may be understaffed and not always able to provide full coverage -- please feel free to call to make sure.]

Rated Tournaments: Tuesdays and some weekends.
Monthly Time-Odds Blitz tournament: 4 PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month [ next: August 9th ]
Youth classes with Jerry Meyers:


coming up
  • Thursday, July 24, PCC Quads @ Google.  3-RR. G/30,d5. Play three rated games in one night, hosted at Google’s Pittsburgh office.  Location: Google Office at Bakery Square, 5th Floor.  6425 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  Entry Fee: $10, on site / cash only.  Sections: Groups of 4 players by rating (lowest rated section may be 3 round swiss depending on number of registrants).  Prizes: $40 to first in each quad.  Registration: 6:15-6:30pm, on site / cash only. USCF membership id required. Rounds: 6:45pm and asap following.  No byes or late registration available. Elevators to 5th floor close at 6:45pm, late arrival unfortunately not permitted.  Bring chess sets and clocks.  E-mail:

  • Tuesday Nights: November 04 - December 09. 18th Robert P. Smith Memorial. 6-SS. GAME/120, d/5. Rounds 7PM each Tuesday. EF: $30 pmd. by 10/29, $35 after. $5 less to PCC members. Reg: 6-6:45pm on 11/04. Prizes: $535 guaranteed! 1st $150, 2nd $130, U2000 $95, U1850 $75, U1650 50, U1400/unr $35. Requested 1/2 pt. byes available any round, limit by rating. Biggest upset wins an entry to a future PCC tournament (up to $35).  NO SMOKING - NO COMPUTERS - WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE 

  • November 8. 57th Gateway Open. 4-SS. G/70d5. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. EF: $28 postmarked by 11/5, $38 later, $3 discount to PCC members. $$(615 b/25, Top Prize in Open Guaranteed) 2 sections: Open, open to all: $120-90, U2000 $80. Reserve, open to U1800: $100-70, U1600 $60, U1400 $50, U1200/Unrated $45. Reg 9-9:45am, Requests for �-byes for rounds 3 & 4 must be made by the start of round 2. Rds 10am - 12:30pm - 4pm - 6:30pm. Info: 412-421-1881, Ent: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Gateway, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. Checks payable to Pittsburgh CC. W.

The 16th Fred Sorensen Memorial has finished. The Crosstable is here:

The prize winners were:

Kevin Carl,               5.5/6, 1st,                        $170
Sairam Subramanian Gopal, 4.5,   2nd,                        $130
Michael Healy,            4.0,   under 1950,                  $95
Yisrael Isaacson,         3.5,   under 1750,                  $75
Alexander Sax,            3.0,   under 1600,                  $45
Steven O'Connor,          3.0,   under 1600,(and under 1450), $45

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.