Welcome to the official chess club of MIT!

2018 Spring tournament

Join us for our fifth tournament, hosted at MIT on Sunday, May 6th! We will be hosting the tournament at the beautiful MIT Stata Center.

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MIT top 5 at USATE!

Congratulations to our team “Massachusetts Institute of Tactics” for placing 4th of 325 teams at the US Amateur Team East this weekend! The team finished 5/6, losing only the final match to a team with multiple titled players. All the team members had truly fantastic individual performances in a very difficult field (including 11 grandmasters!):

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October Events

October Swiss

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Spring tournament

Join us for our fourth tournament, hosted at MIT on Sunday, April 2nd! We will again be hosting the tournament at the beautiful MIT Media Lab.

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Winter Tournament

Join us for our third tournament, hosted at MIT on Sunday, December 11! Note the beautiful new location at MIT’s Media Lab.

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Fall Tournament

Join us for our second tournament, hosted at MIT on Sunday, November 13! Note the beautiful new location at MIT’s Media Lab.

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Tryouts

24 players joined us for a night of quads this past week. And a unicycle.

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Friendly Play at Northeastern and Three Sponsors

Last week, we visited the Northeastern Chess Club at their weekly meeting in the Curry Student Center.

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Harold Dondis Memorial

Harold Dondis, a pinnacle of Massachusetts chess, passed away last year at the age of 93. Besides his incredible contributions as president of MACA, longtime Boston Globe columnist, and founder of the US Chess Trust, Mr. Dondis experienced considerable success over the chessboard himself, including a victory over a then-young GM named Bobby Fischer.

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Hello Chess World

Tech Chess has officially launched! Our first meeting drew over 20 players and plenty of smiles (as seen above) as we played friendly blitz matches and introduced the officers. Alex announced a number of initiatives we are aiming for this year, including the U.S. Amateur Team East and the Pan-Ams, as well as local matches against other schools and regular USCF-rated tournaments at MIT. We will likely have a tournament next month and our first match against Northeastern, also in October.

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