The Marshall Chess Club is the most competitive chess club in the United States and features the most tournaments. We organize tournaments nightly with the aim of building an active community of chess enthusiasts at all levels.

To view the entire history of Marshall Chess Club events on the USCF website, click here.

For our complete tournament schedule, click here.

Frank Marshall playing a simultaneous at the Marshall Chess Club in 1943

Weekly Tournaments

See calendar for next cycle.

Marshall FIDE Monday/U1800
6-round Swiss paired event. Two sections: open and U1800. Open section is FIDE rated! G/90 +30.
Marshall Weekly Wednesdays
6-round Swiss paired event. Two sections: U2000 and U1400. G/90 +30.
Marshall Thursday Open
6-round Swiss paired event rated by USCF and FIDE. G/90 +30.

Single-Day Tournaments

Friday Night Blitz
9-round Swiss paired evening of blitz! Occurs twice a month; once a month FIDE rated. G/3 +2.
Thursday Rapids
4-round Swiss paired event each week! G/25 d5.
Friday U2200 Action
4-round Swiss paired event. Open to all players U2200. G/25 d5.
Saturday G/60
4-round Swiss paired event on select Saturdays. Two sections: open and a class section that varies. G/55 d5.
Weekend G/45
4-round Swiss paired tournament occuring on Saturday or Sunday. Two sections: an open section and a class section that varies. G/40 d5.

Special Tournaments

Marshall Masters
4-round Swiss paired event. Open only to players rated above 2000 USCF. $750.00 in guaranteed prizes. G/25 d5. FIDE rapid rated.
New York International
9-round tournament held each Summer.
(click here for more information)
Wacky Third Friday
Bughouse, checkers, and Fischer Random tournaments! Held every third Friday. Check calendar for details.

Weekend Tournaments

Weekend FIDE
5-round Swiss paired event occuring the first Weekend of every month. G/90 +30.
U2300 Weekend
5-round Swiss paired event open to all players below 2300 USCF. Occurs once a month. G/90 +30.
Club Championship
Our 100th Club Championship was held December 2016. Click here for more information.