Chess Club

“Chess is beautiful enough to waste your life for.” – Hans Ree

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About Chess Club

Welcome to the Maynooth Chess Club!

Everyone fell in love with The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix during lockdown. Since then, there has been an explosion of chess content, online games have skyrocketed, there are chess streamers on Twitch with tens of thousands of viewers and all because people discovered a very well kept secret:

You don’t have to be a genius to play chess. You don’t have to be a grandmaster. You don’t even have to know all the rules! As intimidating as it can seem, chess is a game for everyone, and as José Capablanca said: “You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.” (Luckily 3 minute blitz games go by quickly…)

This year will be jam-packed with blitz nights, beginner lessons, opening tutorials, and much more. Commuters fear not, if you can’t make some of our over-the-board events we will be hosting plenty of online tourneys and friendly matches.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a child prodigy going for grandmaster, or if you just want to beat your dad. You are more than welcome to the Maynooth Chess Club, we can’t wait to see you over the board!

***SCHEDULE 2022/23:***

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm: John Hume Lecture 6! 

Fridays: Online on from 7:45 onwards! 

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Public Relations Officer JOAO PEDRO

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