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

Chess Re-Imagined

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Come for chess, art performance, food and drinks on October 5th at the Power Station gallery. Witness an interactive, multimedia performance built around the moves of a live chess game.

To close out A Good Moves exhibition, the Power Station gallery looks to add a new entry to the history of chess and performance art. The team includes UT Dallas chess team member, Grandmaster elect Zura Javakhadze, award-winning composer Scot-Gresham Lancaster, computer scientist William Thibault and audio cognition expert Sharath Chandra.

The piece, titled Chess Re-Imagined, is an electronic music and video performance driven by a chess game between Zura, the chess master and a volunteer from the crowd. Zura will play the game blindfolded. Audio and video will react to the state of the game, including data like which piece just moved, and which player has an advantage.

Join for an intriguing night of art, chess, and food. Discover the rest of the exhibit and charity auction during intermissions.

For more information contact: [email protected].


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