Liverpool Chess Club

Liverpool Chess Club Overview

Liverpool Chess club today is thriving in the heart of Liverpool at our home of “The Bierkeller” on 6-8 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool ONE, L1 8LW  which is a tremendous venue in terms of location, vibrance and its perfect atmosphere for playing chess. We have 7 teams represented in all Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Merseyside Chess Association leagues catering for players of all standards.

Liverpool are current Merseyside First Division champions 2023 and again in 2024 and John Ripley Cup Champions 2023. Liverpool had not won the First Division since 1985 and had not won JR Cup since 1971 so this is an incredible achievement for the club. This season Liverpool 4 also won Merseyside Division 3 making this another very successful season for the club.

The Club was founded on 15th December 1837 in the Lyceum building in Bold Street, the club is one of, if not the oldest existing chess club in England today although a number of other clubs were founded before 1837 and records indicting the club existed by at least 1813. In 1892 Liverpool was seen to be the largest chess club in the world with 150 members

New members are very welcome, we are always looking for new members of all standards to join the club so please join us any Tuesday from 7pm
Free coaching is provided for all members of the club, our Senior players of a variety of styles will gladly help you develop your game and the club run Internal competitions all year round to allow all members to challenge for trophies and places in the various club teams

We also have special events for new members and simultaneous displays with Grandmasters and International masters visit the club to challenge up to 20 members at once

Latest News

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Hi all ChessFest is back in Liverpool this Sunday 21st July 2024 in Liverpool ONE, come along! https://www.chess-fest.com/liverpool

NEW VENUE Feb 2024 – The Bierkeller, Liverpool ONE

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Liverpool 1 are Merseyside First Division Champions

So at last it is mission accomplished! Liverpool chess club are once again Merseyside first division league champions for the…

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