Chess Haven

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Chess Haven Inc. is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, with affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and over 20 countries..[1]


Twin brothers George Wang and Jake Wang founded Chess Haven in 2012.[2] Their work started at their middle school, Worthington Hooker School, where they founded a chess club.[3] Jake mentioned in an interview with the New Haven Independent: “From there, we wanted to share our passion with other kids.”[4] Since then, they have brought the board game to over 5,000 students globally.[5] In 2015, they incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization[6] with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)[7]


Chess Haven hosted the annual Connecticut State Grade Chess Championships at Hopkins School[8][9], drawing approximately 150 competitors from across the state.[10]

According to the New Haven Register, "as a way of expanding Chess Haven’s mission of reaching children with chess, the brothers developed a Common Core-Aligned Chess Curriculum they hope can be implemented into urban schools."[11] The curriculum integrates academic topics such as mathematics and chess in a classroom setting for elementary school students,[11] and is currently being used in 250 schools across 30 states.[2]


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  3. "Montessori Mates Check Out Chess | New Haven Independent". 2019-03-26. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  4. Peak, Christopher (2019-03-26). "Montessori Mates Check Out Chess | New Haven Independent". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  5. "Chess Haven | Our Impact". chesshaven. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  6. "Chess Haven Guidestar Profile". Guide Star. Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  7. "Details about". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  8. "US Chess MSA - Cross Table for THE 2019 CT STATE GRADE CHAMPIONSHIPS - (Event 201901192852)". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  9. "CSCA". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  10. "Results of the 2019 CT State Grade Chmp. | Chess Haven | Home". chesshaven. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Zahn, Brian (2018-10-01). "New Haven twins take chess to the classroom". New Haven Register. Retrieved 2019-08-29.

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