A Resource For The Chess Community

Highland Coffee House

Kid's chess club

Symmes Library 


Withamsville Church of Christ.846 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245. Starts at 6:00pm. A great group of guys known for taking chess notation (recording moves)  during causal games.  


Tri-County Panera Bread. 405 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati. OH 45246. 

Starts at 9:00am til 1:00pm.  A good turnout every Friday. We analyze games from recent tournaments, play bughouse and enjoy chess.


Where to Play Chess 


Cincinnati Scholastic Chess organizes chess tournaments in the greater Cincinnati area for scholastic players (grades K-12).  Also, CSC organizes the Cincinnati Open held in April every year.   www.chesscincinnati.com

McDonald's and Downtown Public Library 

cHESS Breakfast at Panera Bread


Chess In the City

Where Chess is Played in Cincinnati

Rhinegeist Brewery 

Every Wednesday

Looking for a game right now?Chess played daily at both of these chess hot spots.  

1. ) McDonald's 1126 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206

2.) Downtown Public Library - 2nd Floor. 800 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. 

National Events & Upcoming Tournaments - Listing by State

7640 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236

(Deerpark neighborhood) 

6:00pm  til  11:00pm. Every Thursday.

 Cincy's oldest  and most active chess club. The CCC host the city championship every year in September.  CCC has a full calendar of tournaments and events.    www.cincinnatichessclub.com

​​​Rhinegeist Brewery. 1910 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Every Wednesday night come out and enjoy chess, ping-pong, corn hole and sports. 5:00-11:00pm. Hans, a local Fide Master is a regular.

Highland Coffee House

Every Monday 

The Ohio Chess Association (OCA) organizes chess state wide and produces The Ohio Chess Bulletin. Every year the OCA does a fine job organizing the Cardinal Tournament in January and the Congress Tournament in September.

Clermont County Chess Club

Every Tuesday

Highland Coffee House.

2839 Highland Ave.  Cincinnati, OH 45219.  Starts at 6:00pm til close 2:00am. Casual Play, great music and Tim Lake.  

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

Symmes Township Public Library. 

11850 Enyart Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45140. 

Chess club mainly for kids (adults play, too) Starts 6:30pm til  8:30pm Great turn-out, about 25 to 40 kids and adults come out Every Tuesday Night

Kid's Chess Club