Our Story

Our Mission:

Our mission at NYC Chess Connections is to bring the game of chess to you. We hope to convey the same experiences we had growing up learning how to play chess — that true sense of amazement, curiosity, and excitement. Chess is a cognitive game that has been proven to increase your creativity, improve your memory, improve problem-solving skills and spatial ability, improve reading skills, and improve concentration. We hope to teach and promote chess to underserved students in NYC area who have never had the opportunity before and create a free platform for students of all levels to learn and work together, and to ensure that the game of chess continues to live on.