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Casual chess meetup(unrated). All levels are welcome. For newbs: please acquaint yourselves w/all the rules prior to visit.

Special Features:

  • Four sets/tables, each w/clock.
  • When 5+ players, round-robin tournament(unrated) w/prizes.
  • The latest in smart chess board, DGT Centaur, and some chess literature available for extra entertainment and viewing pleasure.
  • Free score sheets available.

Participant reservations are limited to 9. (It's a small number so it'd be highly appreciated if only those committed to attending signed up. In case of cancellation, please opt out ASAP. Thanks!)

Participation Fee: None/One drink minimum. (All drinks are 500 JPY.)

Important Note
Cafe 52 is a smoke-friendly venue. Although the sections(smoking/non-smoking) are divided and well-ventilated w/extra attention to air quality, they are not partitioned. And it’s a small bar in the basement. So if you’re sensitive to smoke, you are advised to skip. No one under 20 is allowed.

Thanks,

http://cafe52nerima.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Chess Bootcamp

Cafe 52- English Events & Live Jazz Co.

Do you find yourself spewing unspeakable bile upon losing all your hard-earned rating points? Or perhaps at the end of a long tilt, you wonder what you'd done to merit this kind of pain. With no credible means to ameliorate and inevitably bound to repeat the same process, you are only left with a blind hope that things will get better somehow. Some call it karma, otherwise known as Samsara in parts of Asia. The condition is chronic and it's all too human; the crystal clarity of ensuing doom matched in strength only by the poignancy of your diminutive rating and your likewise standing in the ever-so-rapidly deteriorating world around us, wherefrom you were looking to escape if only for a bit in the first place. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. But in the sea of empty promises and dreams most will perish without so much as a whimper let alone any kind of solace or acknowledgement. Look at us. Look at what they make you give. We may not be able to put an end to this madness and suffering in one go but perhaps together, we can find redemption of some sort in helping each other.

We'll study puzzles, endgames, openings, etc., using books, engines and/or video lectures in a supportive and organized group environment, closing out with a game or two.

All levels are welcome.

Participation Fee: None/One drink minimum. (All drinks are 500 JPY.)

Important Note
Cafe 52 is a smoke-friendly venue. Although the sections(smoking/non-smoking) are divided and well-ventilated w/extra attention to air quality, they are not partitioned. And it’s a small bar in the basement. So if you’re sensitive to smoke, you are advised to skip. No one under 20 is allowed.
Thanks,

http://cafe52nerima.com

Chess Meetup

Cafe 52- English Events & Live Jazz Co.

Casual chess meetup(unrated). All levels are welcome. For newbs: please acquaint yourselves w/all the rules prior to visit.

Special Features:

  • Four sets/tables, each w/clock.
  • When 5+ players, round-robin tournament(unrated) w/prizes.
  • The latest in smart chess board, DGT Centaur, and some chess literature available for extra entertainment and viewing pleasure.
  • Free score sheets available.

Participant reservations are limited to 9. (It's a small number so it'd be highly appreciated if only those committed to attending signed up. In case of cancellation, please opt out ASAP. Thanks!)

Participation Fee: None/One drink minimum. (All drinks are 500 JPY.)

Important Note

Cafe 52 is a smoke-friendly venue. Although the sections(smoking/non-smoking) are divided and well-ventilated w/extra attention to air quality, they are not partitioned. And it’s a small bar in the basement. So if you’re sensitive to smoke, you are advised to skip. No one under 20 is allowed.

Thanks,

http://cafe52nerima.com

Chess Bootcamp

Cafe 52- English Events & Live Jazz Co.

Do you find yourself spewing unspeakable bile upon losing all your hard-earned rating points? Or perhaps at the end of a long tilt, you wonder what you'd done to merit this kind of pain. With no credible means to ameliorate and inevitably bound to repeat the same process, you are only left with a blind hope that things will get better somehow. Some call it karma, otherwise known as Samsara in parts of Asia. The condition is chronic and it's all too human; the crystal clarity of ensuing doom matched in strength only by the poignancy of your diminutive rating and your likewise standing in the ever-so-rapidly deteriorating world around us, wherefrom you were looking to escape if only for a bit in the first place. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. But in the sea of empty promises and dreams most will perish without so much as a whimper let alone any kind of solace or acknowledgement. Look at us. Look at what they make you give. We may not be able to put an end to this madness and suffering in one go but perhaps together, we can find redemption of some sort in helping each other.

We'll study puzzles, endgames, openings, etc., using books, engines and/or video lectures in a supportive and organized group environment, closing out with a game or two.

All levels are welcome.

Participation Fee: None/One drink minimum. (All drinks are 500 JPY.)

Important Note
Cafe 52 is a smoke-friendly venue. Although the sections(smoking/non-smoking) are divided and well-ventilated w/extra attention to air quality, they are not partitioned. And it’s a small bar in the basement. So if you’re sensitive to smoke, you are advised to skip. No one under 20 is allowed.
Thanks,

http://cafe52nerima.com

Chess Meetup

Cafe 52- English Events & Live Jazz Co.

Casual chess meetup(unrated). All levels are welcome. For newbs: please acquaint yourselves w/all the rules prior to visit.

Special Features:

  • Four sets/tables, each w/clock.
  • When 5+ players, round-robin tournament(unrated) w/prizes.
  • The latest in smart chess board, DGT Centaur, and some chess literature available for extra entertainment and viewing pleasure.
  • Free score sheets available.

Participant reservations are limited to 9. (It's a small number so it'd be highly appreciated if only those committed to attending signed up. In case of cancellation, please opt out ASAP. Thanks!)

Participation Fee: None/One drink minimum. (All drinks are 500 JPY.)

Important Note

Cafe 52 is a smoke-friendly venue. Although the sections(smoking/non-smoking) are divided and well-ventilated w/extra attention to air quality, they are not partitioned. And it’s a small bar in the basement. So if you’re sensitive to smoke, you are advised to skip. No one under 20 is allowed.

Thanks,

http://cafe52nerima.com

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Chess Meetup

Cafe 52- English Events & Live Jazz Co.

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