The Pittsburgh Chess Club

Wightman Building

5604 Solway St., Suite 209

412 421 1881

Pittsburgh, pa, 15217


pgn-files library en passant

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!

coming up – pcc special events!

Dinner at LeMont – coming May 2!

The PCC is hosting a special fundraiser at 6:00pm on May 2 at LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s scenic Mt. Washington!  This will be an evening of food, fun and (if you choose) enjoyable chess with two of Pittsburgh’s best!  

Our special guests are GM Alex Shabalov (four-time US Open Champion, and member of the US Chess Hall of Fame) and NM Grant Xu (three-time defending PA state champion)!

Download the flyer for more information!   Tickets are $75 for adults ($42 of which is tax-deductible), and $15 for children 12 and under.  Contact the Club for tickets.  Please come out and join us for a night of fun in support of the PCC!

Spring Cleaning – coming April 23!

The PCC will be holding a Spring Cleaning on Sunday, April 23!  Our plan is to go through our donated books and our existing library & physical plant, to determine what we should keep and what we should remove.

We need your help!  All comers welcome!  We’ll be starting at noon on the 23rd, and working until we get tired. 

The Club will be buying pizza and non-alcoholic drinks to be shared by all who participate!  And if you see anything you like that we’re going to throw out, you can take it with you!


Upcoming Tournament Flyers


Golden Triangle (4/22)

Abrams Memorial (starts 5/16)

Thompson Memorial (6/17)

Wild Card Open (starts 7/18)


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


Gregory Galanter


Peter Jansen


Ben Johnson


Paul Lucarelli


Jerald Meyers


Gabriel Petesch


Stephen Plato


Alexander Shabalov


Michael Stephan


John Surlow





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