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Activities - HSC - Helsinki Street Chess

We work largely through the Whats-app group. The group already has over 300 members and anyone can join. Come and visit us at a game night or post a message on IG and we'll add you to the group.

Club evenings

On Tuesday evenings, Helsinki Street Chess game nights invite you to immerse yourself in the world of chess. Players gather at Hakaniemi Street Bar for an evening of friendly competition and analysis. The number of players varies from 20 to 60. Tournaments start at 19.00. Every other week there is an instant chess tournament (3min+2sec) and every other week a rapid chess tournament (15min+10sec).

Every Tuesday, from 18:00
Tournament 19:00
Location Street Bar Kallio, Hämeentie 10

Kids' Chess

Welcome to Kids' Chess, a vibrant community of young chess enthusiasts. We offer an environment where it is easy to learn and succeed in chess. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to guiding juniors of all levels from age four up. Whether your child is a beginner or a chess prodigy, they will find a stimulating place to develop their strategic thinking and chess skills.

Mondays from 18:00
At Uuno Pizza, Atlantinkatu 20 B

Nappulashakki is free of charge


Develop your chess skills at Helsinki Street Chess masterclasses. International masters such as Sampsa Nyysti and Mikael Agopov will be teaching. The evenings will cover a variety of topics such as "practicing chess", "knight vs. bishop" and "static and dynamic factors". The material for the masterclasses is publicly available.

Dates to be announced separately
Location: Nitor, Aleksanterinkatu 46
Participation fee 10 euros

School clubs

Helsinki Street Chess runs at least seven chess clubs for children and young people every week. In cooperation with the City of Helsinki, the club's chess teachers run six clubs in schools. These clubs have participants of all ages from primary schools. In addition to the school clubs, the club runs one more club entirely on its own. All clubs are free of charge for participants. The club wants to offer equal opportunities for everyone to play chess.

In many schools
School clubs are free of charge