Chess Program

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Welcome to UT Dallas Chess Program

The University of Texas at Dallas takes chess seriously.

You can see it in the fierce competitiveness of our chess team. The UT Dallas Chess Team has won national and international titles and regularly represents the University in the Pan American Intercollegiate Championship, the National Collegiate Chess League team championship and the Final Four of Chess. The team competes internationally in annual Internet matches with the University of Belgrade, and has traveled to Beijing and to Havana for exhibition matches.

Chess is also a part of recreation and education at the University. The UT Dallas Chess Program offers the open-access chess club and chess in education initiatives, including online instruction for academic credit and summer camps.

If you enjoy playing chess and are looking for a university, consider UT Dallas. We would like to hear from you!


Coming Events

14th Annual Svetozar Gligoric Transatlantic Cup Chess Match
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Friday, Nov. 15

1 – 3:15 p.m.

Location: JSOM Davidson Auditorium

The accomplished students from The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Team again take their Internet seats across the boards from the talented team members from the University of Belgrade in Serbia.

The fall classic match has 16 one-to-one matches. A victory on any board counts as one point; draws are split as 1/2 point for each time. After thirteen years, the series remains extremely competitive with UT Dallas holding a 7.5-5.5 lead.

Come and enjoy the match at the JSOM Davidson auditorium, Opening ceremonies at 1:00 pm with the match beginning at 1:30pm.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas’ ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Questions? Email Jim Stallings.


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