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Come play chess! Beginners as well as experienced players are welcome.
Welcome to chess in North Oakland! We strive for a casual, friendly playing atmosphere. More serious play is fine too, but please be sure to bring your own clock for that. We have a number of sets available, but would appreciate it if players bring their own to make sure we have enough to go around. Don't know how to play yet? We're happy to teach new players the basics, but it's a lot easier if you look at a tutorial first. There are quite a few available on line, but this ( site has a good one. Well-behaved children are welcome, but should be accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no fee for playing, but donations to help the store defray the expense of the playing space are much appreciated. Please note that this 3-7:00 PM Sunday time is for hosted play, and that the store's large open playing space is available for folks to come in and play chess or any of over a hundred other open-box games any time the store is open (11:00 AM-7:00 PM Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-midnight Friday (see below), and 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Saturday-Sunday). Every Friday night from 7:00 PM-midnight is Open Game Night at the store, a great time to find other people to play all kinds of games, chess included. We look forward to seeing you! -- Steve Bloom, host

It's Your Move Games & Hobbies

4920 Telegraph Avenue · Oakland, CA

What we're about

Welcome to the North Oakland Chess Club! Our regular playing time is 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM each Sunday at the It's Your Move game store at 4920 Telegraph Ave. in the Temescal business district (a block south of 51st St., across from Walgreen's).

Our goal is to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for players from first-timers to experts, focusing on the beauty and intellectual challenge of the game at least as much as on who's winning. Anyone can learn to play, including children as young as five years old so long as they have a little patience. All that is asked is a $2 table fee to help defray costs and support the Meet-Up.

It's Your Move Games is seeking a Host for this Meet-Up - if you or someone you know is interested, please contact Chris & Will at or call (510) 547-4386. We are looking for someone who is patient, knowledgeable and good with people of all ages and levels of experience. Plus we can offer a few perquisites for such a volunteer!

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