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Welcome to Yale College Chess Club!

Yale College Chess Club is one of the largest and oldest clubs at Yale. We have over 1200 members on our panlist and a recorded history going back to 1885

We welcome beginners and grandmasters alike! Anyone with a Yale affiliation is welcome to join our meetings. We meet to play and learn about chess every week on Thursday evenings. 

Please refer to Club News for the latest updates.


Along with supporting casual play, YCC organizes chess tournaments in the Yale-New Haven and collegiate community with Chess Haven. YCC also sponsors teams to compete at intercollegiate tournaments throughout the year, including our annual Yale-Harvard Chess Match.

Be sure to join our official and lichess clubs.

If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list, please feel free to contact us!

Fall 2023 Update:

Club meetings are located in Bass Library Room L01 (basement) at 8:00 PM every Thursday. Subscribe to our mailing list for future updates on weekly meeting locations.

Thursday Meetings

Thursdays 8:00-11:00 PM; Bass Library L01-A. Updates sent via email

Online Tournaments

Tournaments on and; Collegiate Chess League (CCL)

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