El Paso Institute of Chess

EPIC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation organized and operated for promoting the game of chess as an educational tool.

Our Mission

  1. to promote the game of chess;

  2. to broaden and develop chess as a learning tool, as art and recreation, and as a significant element of culture in El Paso, Texas; and

  3. to cooperate with schools, colleges, hospitals, military bases, community centers, recreation departments, and other groups and institutions, in teaching chess, conducting tournaments, and other activities.



EPIC offers several classical tournaments throughout each month allowing both rated and non-rated around the community to compete.

Tricks & Tactics

Tricks & Tactics

Improve your game, we have some of the highest USFC ranked players in El Paso come and teach.

EPIC Thursdays

EPIC Thursdays

Blitz games and cash! Fast Cash tournaments allow EPIC members to play fast paced games with the chance of winning cash prizes!


Opportunity to mentor and bring your chess knowledge to others. 


A principal benefit of membership is becoming part of a growing chess community with tremendous potential. 


Latest News

El Paso Institute of Chess added an event.

Open to all! Rated and Non-Rated sections and no entry fee!! Come play at one of the newest library in El Paso!

On-site registration: 10:00 A.M.
Start time: 11:00 A.M.
Sections: U500, U1200 and Open Section.
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El Paso Institute of Chess added an event.

Rated G/45, d5 tournament with cash prizes per section b/20 entries in that section. EF $20 ($15 online by 10 p.m. Friday before the event, or in person at #EPICThursdays before the event). Play up for extra $5. Sections: Open and U1500. Four rounds.

Registration: Online, at #EPICThursdays, or onsite from 8:15 - 9 a.m. Round 1: 9:30 a.m. There will be a lunch break after round 2.

Chief TD: Augustine Valverde

For more information email: elpasoinstituteofchess@gmail.com
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3722 Alameda Ave
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