Chess Club

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

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no image Online Blitz!
Day:
Tuesdays
Starts:
20:00
Ends:
22:00
 Max:
100
VIRTUAL
Activity
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Online blitz arena on chess.com! Free entry for members of MU Chess Club, all levels are welcome! Event runs for 2 hours, join and leave as you like!

no image Blitz Night!
Day:
Wednesdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
60
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: John Hume Lecture Hall 5 (Upstairs)

Our weekly after-hours meeting will take place on Wednesdays at 6pm, where we will mostly be playing blitz or rapid chess, but will also have beginner lessons and opening tutorials from time to time. These will be advertised ahead of time. No need to bring anything but yourself! We have boards, sets and clocks, we just need players:) Skill levels will range from complete beginner to high-intermediate/advanced players, so all are welcome.

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Online Blitz!

Day Tuesdays
From 20:00, to 22:00
Cost FREE
Max 100 attendees
Type VIRTUAL Activity

Online blitz arena on chess.com! Free entry for members of MU Chess Club, all levels are welcome! Event runs for 2 hours, join and leave as you like!

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Blitz Night!

Day Wednesdays
From 18:00, to 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 60 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: John Hume Lecture Hall 5 (Upstairs)

Our weekly after-hours meeting will take place on Wednesdays at 6pm, where we will mostly be playing blitz or rapid chess, but will also have beginner lessons and opening tutorials from time to time. These will be advertised ahead of time. No need to bring anything but yourself! We have boards, sets and clocks, we just need players:) Skill levels will range from complete beginner to high-intermediate/advanced players, so all are welcome.

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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, inter-university tournaments, 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 5

Fridays (during the day but TBC)

Tuesdays 8pm: Online on chess.com

Current Committee 2
Chairperson Daniel Farcas
Public Relations Officer AALIYAH NICOLE MOONEY

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