Chess has a long history in Indiana, dating back to the 19th century. Some of the early chess clubs in Indiana include the Indiana State Chess Association, the Fort Wayne Chess Club and the Indianapolis Chess Club.
The Indiana State Chess Association was founded in 1891, it is the oldest chess organization in the state. It promotes chess throughout Indiana and organizes tournaments and events for players of all skill levels. The Fort Wayne Chess Club, founded in the late 1800s, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Indiana. It holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members. The Indianapolis Chess Club, founded in the early 1900s, is another early chess club in Indiana. It also holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members.
Throughout the history, these clubs and many other chess clubs, organizations and schools in Indiana played a significant role in promoting chess in the state and providing opportunities for players to improve their skills and compete. Indiana also hosted many prestigious tournaments such as the US Open, US Junior Open, and US Women’s Open.