Chess continues to grow at an alarming rate! The pandemic lockdown and the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix contributed to a growth in Chess that has not been seen in the USA since Bobby Fischer won the World Championship back in 1972 over 50 years ago. Chess is played every year by over 600 million people Worldwide. The International Olympic Committee recognizes Chess as a sport and a World Champion is crowned every 2 years. Chess has been proven to be a great game for the young and the old and everyone in between to educate and keep our brains sharp, Chess can be a lifelong sport. Chess is a hard game where you never stop learning, but that’s what makes it so rewarding.
The TTEC Chess Club is both an online chess club and an in-person over-the-board club. The online portion of the club plays on lichess.org which is the best free online chess site available. We have our own TTEC Chess Club built in lichess and we create our own club tournaments within the website. The website includes many resources for improving your game.
Our club meets on a regular basis for playing chess online and in-person at the Exchange near the Link in Hartford. We welcome players of all levels whether you are an experienced tournament player or a beginner that just wants to learn the game so you can teach your son or daughter how to play. Come join the fun of learning and competing in the most popular board game in the World.