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Chess Clubs

Interested in achieving better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement? Then play chess!
 
Chess is played by over 600 million people and is the most popular game in the world. The San Diego Public Library recognizes the benefits of chess and offers the following locations where everyone can indulge in this ancient game.
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Downtown chess program at the Central Library
Downtown Chess
Every Fridays: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 
Open to everyone. A dynamic atmosphere that caters to players of all levels. Blitz tournaments are held on a quarterly basis. Downtown Chess is the biggest casual chess club in San Diego!
 
 


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Chess Club
Every Thursdays: 3 - 5 p.m.
 
All levels of Chess experience are welcome - beginners to advanced. All ages, children and adults! Tournaments are held occasionally.
 

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Chess Club
Every Tuesdays: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
All levels of Chess experience are welcome - beginners to advanced. All ages, children and adults!  Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Chess club at the North University Community Library
Chess Club
Every Mondays: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
 
Casual public chess meet, open to all ages and skill levels. Hosted by Undefeated German Champion in Correspondence Chess, Dr. Udo Herges of Herges Capital Management.