Street Chess in the US

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Murray Turnbull (right) takes on all comers 

When it rains you can play at the tobacconist ©Kingpin

When it rains you can play at the tobacconist 

and smoke if you like...

and smoke if you like…

Philadelphia

Skittles in Rittenhouse Square ©Kingpin

Skittles in Rittenhouse Square 

 The nearby Franklin-Mercantile Chess Club is in the basement of 2012 Walnut Street ©Kingpin


The nearby Franklin-Mercantile Chess Club is in the basement of 2012 Walnut Street 

Club manager Jerome Works is a strong blitz player ©Kingpin

Club manager Jerome Works is a strong blitz player 

Denver

Denver © Kingpin

Denver 

 

Washington, DC

Tom Murphy, speed king of Dupont Circle ©Kingpin

Tom Murphy, speed king of Dupont Circle 

New Orleans

The legendary Jude Acers

See also Chess in NYC

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Adrian Casillas says:

    Yeah, what’s a matter with you Brits? I grew up playing chess on Santa Monica Beach, on the boardwalk near the pier. Where Najdorf took on all comers (during the ’66 Piatagorsky Cup), Walter Browne hustled, and a vast assortment of madmen, surfers, retired wrestlers and , yes, even serious chess players, spent long afternoons blaming their blunders on bikinis.

    I might also mention the time way back in 1979 I ended up near 75th and Broadway in Manhattan at one in the morning watching GM Roman Dzindzihashvili giving super-strong IM Norman Weinstein 1 to 5 minute odds at blitz, all the time downing shots and gazing off in the distance .. well, at least as far as the waitress ..

  2. Amanda says:

    It’s mostly too cold for street chess in the UK… http://CasualChess.Org operates all year round, indoors… 🙂

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