The Pittsburgh Chess Club

Wightman Building

5604 Solway St., Suite 209

412 421 1881

Pittsburgh, pa, 15217


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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 for purchase.

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

Club is open some Friday nights, depending on steward availability. Call for details.

Rated Tournaments: Tuesdays and some weekends.

Youth classes with Jerry Meyers:

Download a PCC membership form, mail it in, and join the fun today!

PCC Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Suite 209, Wightman Building


This is the annual business meeting for the members of the PCC.  Members are welcome to come, meet the Board, and get updates on Club governance issues.  We will also have our annual elections for members of the Board of Directors.  The main meeting is anticipated to take 1.5-2 hours, and there will be a short closed meeting of the new Board immediately afterward. 


The best part?  Right after the meetings…we’re going to have the PCC Blitz Championship!  Check out the new format, and come join us!


2017 PCC Blitz Championship – Double Elimination format!


In honor of National Chess Day, PCC will have its 2017 PCC Blitz Championship at 6:00pm on October 14!  (Yes, this is right after the annual membership meeting.)


The format will be DOUBLE ELIMINATION!  Each match will be two games, one with each color, at a time control of G/3 + 2 (game in 3 minutes, with 2 seconds increment each move). 


If a two-game match ends in a tie, the match goes immediately to a one-game Armageddon tiebreaker, where White will get 5 minutes, and Black will get 3.5 minutes plus draw odds. Armageddon color assignment will be made by coin flip. 


Best news:  since it’s double elimination, losing your first match does NOT knock you out!  You’ll still have a chance to come all the way back and win the whole thing!


The top four players will receive plaques!  This tournament will be limited to 16 players maximum, so sign up early! 


Entry fee is $10 for non-members, $5 for PCC members, and it will be blitz rated by US Chess (excluding Armageddon games).  Both PCC and US Chess memberships may be bought on site.

Upcoming Tournament Flyers


Pittsburgh Summer Open (9/9-10)

Sorensen Memorial (starts 9/19)

Gateway Open (10/21)

Smith Memorial (starts 11/14)

Bomberault Memorial (12/16)


Entering a tournament? No problem.

Download our entry form, complete it, and remit it with your entry. Done!


Please note: The Pittsburgh Chess Club reserves the right to require use of a carbonless duplicate scoresheet (to be furnished by the PCC) in any PCC tournament game, and to mandate submission of one copy of that scoresheet by each player to the PCC. This authority is granted by US Chess Rule 15G. This will usually be limited to the top 1-2 boards in the top section of a tournament during the last 1-2 rounds.





Term Ends

Boyd Reed



Melih Ozbek

Vice President


James Szurek



John Barroso



Robert Atwell




Peter Jansen


Ben Johnson




Jerald Meyers


Gabriel Petesch


Stephen Plato


Alexander Shabalov


Michael Stephan


John Surlow





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