Chess Program

Office of the Executive Vice President

Chess Club

Craig Hilby

Whether you want to know a bishop from a knight or you’re working on the Sicilian, the UT Dallas Chess Club is the place to improve your game.

Students, faculty and staff of all skill levels gather for recreational chess Fridays at 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Please note that there is a difference between the internationally competitive chess team and the recreational student chess society. The student chess society provides hobbyist players with a leisurely game of chess in a social environment. For more information about meetings and activities, please contact Craig Hilby, president of the UT Dallas Student Chess Society.

Meeting Schedule for Fall 2019

Time: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Founders (FO), 1st floor West Hallway

Meetings are free and open to the public — join at your convenience.

  • August 23 – Meetings begin for Fall Semester
  • August 30 
  • September 6
  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • No meetings during fall break.
  • December 6

Officers (2019-2020)

President: Craig Hilby

Vice President: Razvan Preotu

Treasurer: Omer Reshef

Sports Coordinator: David Berczes

Public Relations: Emil Stefanov

Chess Puzzle

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Move a piece by placing your mouse cursor over it, dragging the piece to a square, and releasing.

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