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: youthchess.net


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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: dsculley@cs.tufts.edu

  • Tuesday Nights: July 08 - August 05. 22nd Wild Card Open. 5-SS. GAME/120, d/5. Rounds 7PM each Tuesday. EF: $25 pmd. by 07/02, $30 after. $5 less to PCC members. Reg: 6-6:45pm on 07/08. Prizes: $460 guaranteed! 1st by chess score $150, 2nd through 6th prizes based on poker hand: For the higher rated player, 2 cards earned for each win, 1 for each draw. For the lower rated player, cards are doubled. $100-80-60-40-30. Requested byes (1/2 pt., 1 card) available any round, no total limit. Biggest upset wins an entry to a future PCC tournament (up to $35).  NO SMOKING - NO COMPUTERS - WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE 

  • Saturday, July 19. 34th Allegheny Chess Congress. 3SS. G/90d5. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. $$ (500 b/25), 3 sections: Open, open to all: $$ 100-70, U2000 $65. Premier, open to U1800: $$ 85, U1600 $55. Reserve, open to U1400: $$ 80, U1200/Unrated $45. All: EF: $25 postmarked by 7/16, $30 later, $5 discount to PCC members. Reg 9-9:45am. Rds 10am - 1:30pm - 5pm. One 1/2 pt. bye permitted, must be requested before Rd 2. Info: 412-421-1881, pccinfo@pittsburghcc.org Ent: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Allegheny, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. Checks payable to Pittsburgh CC. W.


  • Saturday, August 23. 38th Pittsburgh Summer Open. 4SS. G/70d5. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. $$ (615 b/25), 2 sections: Open, open to all, top prize in Open guaranteed 100%: $$ 120-90, U2000 $80. Reserve, open to U1800: $$ 100-70, U1600 $60, U1400 $50, U1200/Unrated $45. All: EF: $28 postmarked by 8/20, $38 later, $3 discount to PCC members. Reg 9-9:45am. Rds 10am - 12:30pm - 4pm-6:30pm. One 1/2 pt. bye permitted any round, must be requested before Rd 2. Info: 412-421-1881, pccinfo@pittsburghcc.org Ent: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Summer Open, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. Checks payable to Pittsburgh CC. W. 

The 27th Richard Abrams Memorial has finished. The Crosstable is here: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406172222-12438293

The prize winners were:

Robert Atwell,            5.5/6, 1st,                        $170
Sairam Subramanian Gopal, 4.5,   2nd,                        $120
Jeffrey Schragin,         3.5,   under 2009,                  $30
Henry Doktorski,          3.5,   under 2009,                  $30
Finn Overlie,             3.5,   under 2009,                  $30

Alexander Sax,            3.5,   under 1730 (and under 2009), $70
Bryant Sims,              2.5,   under 1574,                  $50
William Hoppmann,         1.0,   under 1310,                  $35

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.