What we're about

Hi, and welcome to Casual Chess! :) We're all about making chess fun, fast-paced, lively, creative and for everyone. We play in gorgeous surroundings, chatting, teasing and making friends as we go - absolutely no seriousness or shushing!

Free coaching for female players in a welcoming atmosphere. 'Casual Chess' runs four nights a week: it's ideal if your first time is a meet up, but not essential. Please join the Facebook group Casual Chess Cafe London if you'd like to come before the next meet up, and give us a heads up there so we can make sure you have a warm welcome. :)

Upcoming events (5)

Free Absolute Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

Online event

Join us for a free, friendly lesson for absolute beginners to chess, for women (men are welcome to join, but please turn off your camera and microphone). Learn how the pieces move - we assume you know nothing. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there five evenings per week. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

Free Level 2 Almost-Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

Join us for a free, friendly lesson for almost beginners to chess, for women (men are welcome to join, but please turn off your camera and microphone). We assume you know how the chess pieces move, but have no formal chess training. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there five evenings per week. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

Free Absolute Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

Online event

Join us for a free, friendly lesson for absolute beginners to chess, for women (men are welcome to join, but please turn off your camera and microphone). Learn how the pieces move - we assume you know nothing. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there five evenings per week. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

Free Level 2 Almost-Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

Join us for a free, friendly lesson for almost beginners to chess, for women (men are welcome to join, but please turn off your camera and microphone). We assume you know how the chess pieces move, but have no formal chess training. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there five evenings per week. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

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