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Introduction to Hobokenchess And the Community

Childrens Chess School
Introduction to Hobokenchess And the Community
Upcoming Events
Dedication of Chess Tables
Play Chess NOW
Chess Camp
State Champs 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 , 2003, 2002, 2001
Chess Champions
Hoboken Chess Globetrotters.
Grand masters
Boys & Girls Club
Why teach Chess in the Schools.
Chess in the Parks / Thursdays/ Street Chess
Rules of Chess
Sponsor Wall of Fame
On Line Lessons
Sponsor A Child
Chess rules
Chess Festival
Why Chess is good for the Mind and Life
My Games
"Introduction to Logical Thinking "
Bobby Fischer Stories
Kasparov Vs Karpov***The greatest rivalry in Chess history!!
How to beat my kids in chess, My First Trophy CHAPTER 1
How to beat my kids in chess, CHAPTER 6
How to beat my kids in chess, CHAPTER 7.
How to beat my kids in chess CHAPTER 10
How to beat my Kids in Chess...Beginners group
Year in review 2000
Hoboken Family Alliance


Peter Croce is a proven Chess instructor.

He has over 6000 students.

His students have won;

  • Over 100 individual Chess championship trophies
  • Over 45 team championship trophies.
  • 5 Elementary divisional New Jersey State championships
  • 3 primary divisional New Jersey State championships
  • 5 individual State championships
1 high school individual New Jersey State championship




You may or may not be aware, I have been promoting chess in Hoboken for many years now. I am proud to say I have taught over 6000 children how to play the greatest of games.

In this time we have been to over 100 tournaments, where I am very, very proud to say we have championed not only in a few, not many, but in ALL of them!  Including 9 titles as New Jersey State Champions in a row.

The Hoboken Chess Club has been featured in numerous newspapers and have been covered on the local television networks a few times for these outstanding successes. And just recently the City of Hoboken had a dedication in my honor and dedicated 3 chess tables at Church Square Park to myself and our program.  

I have volunteered in this community in organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, The Hoboken Library, The Hoboken Family Alliance, The Hoboken Housing authority, The Police department, National night out, The Hoboken Recreation department, Coaching Baseball, Basketball and Soccer, to name a few and was given a special award At DeBaun auditorium in front of a few hundred or so community members as A community hero, An honor I am most proud of.


However, my biggest joy is teaching children how to play for the first time, which I truly believe I excel more so then in my outstanding tournament record!


Peter Croce







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I started learning chess from Pete Croce at the after-school program at Elysian Charter School when I was in kindergarten. It was a blast. I learned a lot of things. I learned how to concentrate, how to focus my mind and how to play chess, which I love. Because of Pete, I won my first tournament in second grade at the New Jersey State Chess Tournament. I won three games and came in third place and got a big trophy, and it was one of the happiest times for me, ever. Last year, in third grade, I won four games because Pete has been teaching me more things every day.

Pete's Hoboken Chess Club is a great place to learn chess. I've been going there ever since I started with Pete. There's a lot of nice kids in there, of all different ages. I hope more kids come to Pete's chess club, and I really wish chess was back in school. I can't wait for chess to start again. It makes me smarter and happier, and my parents are really glad that I enjoy it so much, too.

Max Tamarkin, 9 years old

These are some press and thank you letters from such groups such as the Police dept , National night out, Hoboken Public Library, The Hoboken Boys and Girls club. The Hoboken Department of recreation and the Hoboken Family Alliiance. The Hoboken Board of education, The Hoboken private schools and the Hoboken Catholic Schools.

Kings and queens of the park

New chess tables open in Church Square Park

By Tom Jennemann
Reporter staff writer
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In the past decade, chess has seen a major resurgence in popularity for America's youth. This trend is readily evident in Hoboken, where the five-year-old Hoboken Chess Club has evolved into one of the state's premier chess programs.

In an effort to support this movement, the city dedicated three concrete chess tables Wednesday and held a Chess Festival at Church Square Park. The new tables have been dedicated to Hoboken's own coach and teaching guru, Peter Croce, who founded the Hoboken Chess Club.

"Chess is gymnastics for the mind," said Croce Wednesday at the dedication. He added that in the past five years, he has taught over 1,000 children how to play chess, and his students have competed in state chess championships for the past four.

He added that the game improves critical thinking skills and concentration. He also noted that interest in the game is growing dramatically. In the last year, the United States Chess Federation records show that its membership has increased to 90,000 members, of which half are school aged children.

Even though the Chess Club has a permanent location at 334 Park Ave., Croce said that having a table in the park is another opportunity to introduce children to chess. He said that it is his plan to put chess pieces out every afternoon after school and allow students to play for free. "They now know that if they want to play chess, then this is the place to come," said Croce.

Young champions

While the many of the Croce's students have had success at the state championships, three in particular have shown their mettle.

James Arsenault, William Alston, and Liudmil Liudmilov have a combined record of 45 wins, 2 draws, and only eight loses in the past four years. All three have placed in the top four of their grade each of the past four years.

Alston has won the top spot once and placed second once. Beck has won the top spot in his grade three times, and Arsenault has played at the final board for the championship four consecutive years.

Paid for by...

Two of the tables, which cost about $950 each, were paid for by the city. The third was paid for by City Council candidate Terry LaBruno, according to the city's director of human services, Carmelo Garcia.

Mayor David Roberts said the Hoboken Chess Club has been a major success in Hoboken. "The skills that chess teaches are ones that greatly benefit children, and we as a city are happy to add these tables to Church Square Park," Roberts said.

The Hoboken Chess Club is located at 334 Park Ave. The club offers classes, open play, tournaments and individual lessons, as well as a Chess Summer Camp. For more information call (201) 232-6741.

ŠThe Hudson Reporter 2005

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