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Chess Club Riga

The only, daily functioning, chess club for amateurs, located in the Old Town. Operating since 2017 with more than 50 FIDE-rated tournaments. Amongst its regulars are local and international chess stars such as GM Miezis, IM Sveshnokov Jr, and GM Shirov. The chess club is based on the premises of Victory Pub, next to the Dome Square. (www.victorypub.lv) Players usually meet in the early evenings. Although it’s not unusual to see them play in the daytime in the summer on the terrace. The place is run by keen chess player and bibliophile Ivo Gubanov. For more details contact him on the phone +371 29 228310, FB or WhatsUp.