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 12:00-9:30pm.

Rated Tournaments: Tuesdays and some weekends.

*NEW* Monthly Saturday Blitz tournament: 4 PM, (usually) on the 3nd Saturday of each month. [Mar 21st]
Monthly Time-Odds Blitz tournament: 4 PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month. [Mar 14th]

Youth classes with Jerry Meyers:


coming up
  • March 3, 7pm:  SHABALOV LECTURE!  GM Alex Shabalov speaking about the French Advance Variation and discussing participants' questions. Poster.
  • Tuesday Nights: July 07 - August 04. The 24th Wild Card Open has finished. Standings HERE. 5-SS. GAME/120, d/5. Rounds 7PM each Tuesday. EF: $30,  $5 discount to PCC members. Reg: 6:00-6:45 pm on 7/07. Prizes: $460 guaranteed. First prize to best chess score: $150 REMAINING PRIZE STRUCTURE BASED ON POKER HANDS: 2 cards earned for each win, 1 for each draw. Also, the lower rated players from each game share one extra card that round. (Players without an official rating will be temporarily assigned a number of 0.) 2ND THROUGH 6TH: $100-80-60-40-30. Biggest upset wins an entry to a future PCC tournament (up to $35). 1/2 pt. byes available any round, no total limit. Make Checks payable to: Pittsburgh Chess Club. Refunds must be requested before start of the first round and will be mailed.   NO SMOKING - NO COMPUTERS - WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
  • July 25. 35th 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 7/21, $30 later, $5 discount to PCC members. Reg 9-9:45am. Rds 10am - 1:30pm - 5pm. One �-bye permitted, must be requested before Rd 2. Info: 412-421-1881, Ent: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Allegheny Chess Congress, 5604 Solway St. Suite 209, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1270. Checks payable to Pittsburgh CC. W.
  • March 14: 4pm: Saturday informal Time-Odds Tournament (2RR quads) EF $2. Prize $6 to quad winners.

  • March 21: 4pm: Saturday informal Blitz Tournament (2RR quads). EF $2. Prize $6 to quad winners.

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