Queens Gambit elevates a new generation of strategic, inclusive, and civically-minded leaders through the power of chess.
Since 2014, we have been the leader in quality scholastic chess programming across Western Pennsylvania.
Ashley Lynn Priore founded Queens Gambit when she was just a freshman in high school. The need for quality chess education through a 21st-century model inspired her to teach classes at local libraries and schools. Under her leadership, Queens Gambit has grown into a national organization with renowned programming, partnerships, and innovative strategic consulting initiatives. Ashley is a respected chess player in her own right and is known for making the game sustainable for the future. As a woman in chess, Ashley understands how male dominated the game is and works to inspire women and girls to compete and use the game to empower themselves and others.