What we're about

This group offers something for every current and future chess player, regardless of skill level. We welcome everyone of all ages, from beginner to grandmaster!

For those new to the game, wanting to return to it, or who want their children to learn the game, I offer group instruction at the rate of $5 per person per lesson. Through a series of 3 three-hour lessons, I take you through all the basics on an interactive wall demonstration board (you do not need to bring your own board and set, but you are welcome to if it helps you learn better) and provide accompanying handouts for each lesson. Lessons are offered at our Saturday 3 pm meetups, which happen once or twice per month at Fluid Coffee Bar (501 E. 19th Avenue). Please check the "Upcoming Events" section on our main page for the full event schedule, as these meetups are generally posted a few weeks in advance. Each lesson builds off of the previous one, so new members need to take the lessons in order from 1 to 3 to get the most out of my instruction. Please arrive promptly by 3 pm so we can get started.

In addition to the beginners' lessons, we feature open play at these Saturday meetups, where more experienced players can play casual and friendly games against each other while I am teaching the newer players. Members play both blitz and untimed games here, though we do not offer rated games.

We also have several other recurring meetups on the calendar. We've got one on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month near downtown, along with ones in Lakewood every other Sunday morning, in northwest Denver every Monday night, and in Arvada every Thursday night. Lessons are not offered at any of these other events, but many players are willing to help and analyze during games. We have players ranging from beginner to USCF Master in the group, so there will always be people at a similar level to you. If you come for games, please bring a board and set (and clock if desired, though one is not necessary) so that we have enough for everyone.

Whether you are new to the game, played it long ago, or have been playing for years, chess can be a lifelong hobby. I have taught chess for over 20 years here in Colorado and I am willing to discuss individual lessons for you and/or your children. Come join us for a game - it's your move!

Upcoming events (5)

Sunday chess - postponed for now

Starbucks

It's our Sunday Belmar chess meetup! Come out and play some fun casual games at the Starbucks at Wadsworth and Ellsworth (between Alameda and 1st Avenue), in the Fairfield Commons Shopping Center. No cost to attend, other than supporting the shop as a thank you for allowing us to play there. No lessons will be taught at these meetups; see our Saturday events for more information on lessons. Blitz and slow games will be played, clocks optional but not necessary at all. So if you're looking for another chance to play some chess, here it is!

Monday night chess - online for a while

Earnest Hall

We've got a new venue for our Monday night event! There are many strong players that attend this weekly event, some of whom are not in our group, so you can meet some more new players at this meetup. So come and join them for some blitz or untimed chess and test your skills!

Thursday night chess SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Grandview Tavern and Grill

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!! Guess why :) North Jeffco Chess Club meets Thursdays, 7-10 pm at the Grandview Grill at 7427 Grandview in Olde Town Arvada. This venue has full food and beverage service. Players of all strengths including beginners welcome, bring set and clock if possible, but we have several sets and clocks. Speed chess, slow chess and lots of Bughouse also played! Some of us also play Shogi. Fully accessible and family-friendly.

Monday night chess - online for a while

Earnest Hall

We've got a new venue for our Monday night event! There are many strong players that attend this weekly event, some of whom are not in our group, so you can meet some more new players at this meetup. So come and join them for some blitz or untimed chess and test your skills!

Past events (530)

Thursday night chess SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Grandview Tavern and Grill

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