Events - Liverpool Chess Club


Sunday 16th July 2023 

ChessFest at Liverpool ONE

Liverpool Chess Fest is back in Liverpool ONE Chavasse Park!

ChessFest – Sunday 16 July

A free chess festival taking place at Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park, brought to you by Chess in Schools and Communities and Liverpool Chess Club.Details can also be found here:

Initial planned activities (timings/details TBC)

  • Social chess (throughout the day)
  • Match between Liverpool and London
  • Simultaneous exhibition from Grandmaster/s
  • Blitz tournament (suitable for adults or children)
  • Giant chess
  • Arts and Crafts (throughout the day)




23/24 September 2017

Liverpool Chess Club and Signature Living hosted 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


A Report of the event can be found here: Liverpool Rapidplay Report 2017

Liverpool Chess club website:

Liverpool Chess Club facebook page:

Signature Living website:


3rd September 2017 – 200 year Anniversary Match

Manchester Chess Club v Liverpool Chess Club

Manchester Chess club celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the foundation of the club on 3rd September 2017. Unfortunately the club in this name no longer exists but the teams around Manchester are putting team together under this name for a special event on the anniversary where they will take on Liverpool Chess Club once again!

Liverpool and Manchester played each other every year for 100 years from around 1855 to 1955, Liverpool will be putting a team together for this event and travelling together from Liverpool Lime street by train to Manchester Oxford Road just like Amos Burn and co did for so many years.

There will be 25 v 25 players from Liverpool Chess Club and other Merseyside clubs plus a junior event 10 v 10. Invitations will soon be made to players to take part in this historical event which will hopefully once again become an annual event.

The event will take place at the Albert Square Chop House near Manchester Town Hall at noon until about 5pm on Sunday 3rd September 2017

Pictured is Liverpool legend and former world number 2 Amos Burn and Manchester Legend Joseph H Blackburne both of whom played each other many times in the golden years for both clubs.

Link: Manchester Chess Federation Article on match

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