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*** NOTE: Some meetups have started up again (e.g., greenlake) and some meetups have been removed from the calendar due to COVID disruption and will be rescheduled when we start meeting again. Please read the descriptions for the individual meetups to see if the are actually meeting. Sorry for the confusion - hopefully we will be past this soon! But happy some meetups are happening again!

Note we have a club on chess.com:


And we also have a discord channel:



Hi everyone, and welcome to the Seattle Chess Meetup! This Meetup is intended to be a casual get together for chess players of all levels-- beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Members of this meetup range in ability from novice to master. If anyone is interested in being an assistant organizer, let me know. Assistant organizers can set up their own meetings. It might be a particularly good idea for advanced chess players to set up their own meetups.

Bottom line: This meetup is for ANYONE! Please come out and join us!

Upcoming events (4+)

WIM Megan Lee Chess Lecture and Simul

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Issaquah Highlands Chess Club Presents…
WIM Megan Lee Chess Lecture & Simul
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 6-9 PM
Blakely Hall – 2550 NE Park Dr. Issaquah, WA 98029

- 2-time Washington State Chess Champion (2020, 2022)
- #1 Ranked Female Chess Player in the Pacific Northwest (2340 USCF, 2247 FIDE)
- Earned the Women’s International Master title in 2013 at the age of 17

DESCRIPTION: Issaquah Highlands Chess Club is honored to host Women’s International Master Megan Lee for an evening of chess (lecture + simul) on July 6. The evening will begin with a Q/A session and a lecture by WIM Megan Lee. All questions are welcome! WIM Megan Lee will also sign autographs and take photographs with the audience members, as time permits. Space is limited to 60 for the lecture and 30 players for the simul and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. A chess medal will be awarded to anyone who scores a win or a draw against the WIM!
At the courtesy of the Issaquah Highlands Chess Club and the Washington Chess Federation, admission is free of charge. Light complimentary refreshments will be provided. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of chess with WIM Megan Lee!

REGISTRATION: Please register for the simul online via the Northwest Chess online registration system: www.nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration . First come, first served. Maximum of 30 players; please register early!

1. Check-in: 6:00 – 6:15 PM
2. Welcome and Q/A: 6:15 – 6:30
3. Lecture and Autographs: 6:30 – 7:00
4. Simultaneous Exhibition: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Issaquah Highlands Chess Club - https://www.facebook.com/issaquahchess
Washington Chess Federation - https://www.wachess.com

West Sound Chess Club (Port Orchard)

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We are a chess club meeting Wednesdays 6-9 PM at Slaughter County Brewing Company located along the waterfront in Port Orchard, Washington (1307 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366). All skill levels are welcome.

The bar has a selection of craft beer, a bar menu, pinball machines, and is welcoming for the whole family.

Covid-19 Policy (updated 11/3/21): Masks are required when moving about the restaurant or when at the bar (masks are NOT required when seated and playing).

For more information including weekly RSVPs and updates, follow us at www.facebook.com/groups/WestsoundChessClub

Issaquah Highlands weekly OTB

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Introducing the Issaquah Highlands Chess Club!

Meeting weekly at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands every Wednesday from 6-9 pm starting 1/5/22. This club is free to the public, and welcome to all ages and experience levels. Masks and proof of vaccination required for ages 12+. Please bring your own sets/clocks. Here's the Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/2E8wZlWYZ

Please submit the below GoogleForm prior to your first visit (takes 30 seconds) - thank you! https://forms.gle/4BGXRQ4MGseYqz9a9

Hope to see you all there!

Blitz + Beers Chess

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*** NOTE: This meetup is temporarily closed until COVID issues are resolved - please keep an eye out for an update to this notice ***

We play blitz (which means speed chess - usually 5 minutes per side). If you'd like to play a different speed or without a clock at all that's great too!

Wednesday Nights starting at 6:00pm

Armistice Coffee Roasters
6717 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

They serve coffee, tea, beer, wine and cocktails. Feel free to have a drink or two - up to you!

Past events (3,487)

Drunken Knights Chess Club

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