Chess has a long history in Massachusetts. Some of the early chess clubs in Massachusetts include the Massachusetts Chess Association, the Boston Chess Club, and the Cambridge Chess Club.
The Massachusetts Chess Association and The Boston Chess Club, are some of the oldest chess clubs in Massachusetts. It holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members. The Cambridge Chess Club, founded in 1857, is another early chess club in Massachusetts. It also holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members.
Throughout the history, these clubs and many other chess clubs, organizations, and schools in Massachusetts played a significant role in promoting chess in the state and providing opportunities for players to improve their skills and compete. Massachusetts also hosted many local and regional tournaments, and Massachusetts chess players have represented the state in national and international competitions. Additionally, Massachusetts produced many notable players such as GM Larry Christiansen, IM John Curdo, and IM Vinay Bhat.