Events - Liverpool Chess Club


23/24 September 2017

Liverpool Chess Club and Signature Living will be hosting the English Rapidplay Chess Congress 2017 at the famous Liverpool Cunard Building on Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September 2017 with some LARGE CASH PRIZES available for the main events!

The lavish Cunard Building (centre) is one of the famous 3 Graces buildings of Liverpool waterfront, sat in-between the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

Three Graces Liverpool Pic

Main 2 day (Sat/Sun) Event:
The English Rapidplay Tournament 2017 – 2 day event over 9 rounds, 5 games on Saturday and 4 games on Sunday with a £1500 “Open” first prize available. More details to follow on graded competition boundaries and prizes.

One day (Sunday only) Rapidplay:
For those who can only make one day we have Sunday only 5/6 round Rapidplay events.

Junior (Saturday only) Rapidplay:
For all juniors (under 18/14/11/9) we have Saturday only 5/6 round Rapidplay events.

Grandmaster Simultaneous (Friday) events:
A number of Grandmasters and International masters will be hosting a series of simultaneous events on the Friday to get the event started. Prior registration for these events is essential in order to be included on the day. Details of GM/IMs to follow.

So get the date in your calendar and hope you can all attend the first Liverpool Congress event for many years in Liverpool the traditional home of English Chess. We will be providing more details very shortly on the Liverpool Chess club website and Facebook page.

Liverpool Chess club website:

Liverpool Chess Club facebook page:

Signature Living website:

Jim Gallagher
President of Liverpool Chess Club
07789 924983

Jan/Feb 2017

Former Liverpool Chess club player and International Master Malcolm Pein is going to visit Liverpool chess club for a simultaneous event against Liverpool club and Merseyside League chess players on 24th January 2017 at 7.30pm

A short biography of Malcolm can be found here on the club history page

Malcolm Pein
Malcolm Pein

All funds raised will go towards the restoration of the 1892 Liverpool Table which has recently been dispatched for repair and will hopefully be back on display in the club for the event.

Entry will be open to all club and non-club members and will cost £8 for adults  (£5 for Liverpool chess club members)

A junior simul will take place at 6pm on the same night

Please register your interest to play with club president

The Liverpool Table (1892)
The Liverpool Table (1892)


Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Aigburth v Liverpool Friendly Match

Aigburth Cricket Club, Southwood Road, Aigburth, L17 7BQ (next door to St Michaels train station)

Liverpool Chess club had 13 adult and junior members play against Aigburth with Aigburth coming out the victors

Aigburth Cricket Club
Aigburth Cricket Club

Thursday 13th August 2015 – Alex Hernandez v Liverpool Chess Club Simultaneous Event

Alex Hernandez – Venezuelan National Champion 1996 plays simultaneously against 14 members of Liverpool Chess Club, Cross Keys , Earle Street, Liverpool

Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

Final Score: Alex Hernandez 12.5 – 1.5 Liverpool Chess Club

Win for Mike Clarke and Draw for Nazar Zaki