Chess has a long history in Kentucky, dating back to the 19th century. Some of the early chess clubs in Kentucky include the Kentucky Chess Association, the Louisville Chess Club and the Lexington Chess Club.
The Kentucky Chess Association promotes chess throughout Kentucky and organizes tournaments and events for players of all skill levels. The Louisville Chess Club, founded in the late 1800s, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Kentucky. It holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members. The Lexington Chess Club, founded in the early 1900s, is another early chess club in Kentucky. It also holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members.
Throughout the history, these clubs and many other chess clubs, organizations and schools in Kentucky played a significant role in promoting chess in the state and providing opportunities for players to improve their skills and compete. Kentucky also hosted many local and regional tournaments, and Kentucky chess players have represented the state in national and international competitions.