Chess has a long history in Louisiana, dating back to the 19th century. Some of the early chess clubs in Louisiana include the Louisiana Chess Association, the New Orleans Chess Club and the Baton Rouge Chess Club.
The Louisiana Chess Association promotes chess throughout Louisiana and organizes tournaments and events for players of all skill levels. The New Orleans Chess Club, founded in the late 1800s, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Louisiana. It holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members. The Baton Rouge Chess Club, founded in the early 1900s, is another early chess club in Louisiana. It also holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members.
Throughout the history, these clubs and many other chess clubs, organizations and schools in Louisiana played a significant role in promoting chess in the state and providing opportunities for players to improve their skills and compete. Louisiana also hosted many local and regional tournaments, and Louisiana chess players have represented the state in national and international competitions. Additionally, Louisiana produced many notable players such as GM John Fedorowicz, IM John Donaldson, and IM David Pruess.