Category: Indoor

Meet ICL Chess Club at one of our club nights (1830 to 2130, Mondays in Blackett 741) where twice a week we socialise, play informal games, analyse recent matches, and generally chill.

Our current membership spans a huge range of abilities, from raw beginners to FIDE Masters, with regular tournament competitors and purely casual club night attendees both. New players can avail of many chances for competitive games, coaching from more experienced members, and practice at club nights.

Opportunities for rated chess include:
>The London Chess League; matches are played weekly, with spots on the team for players of every level.
>The Central London Chess Congress; a FIDE-rated tournament we host—typically twice a year—with close to 100 participants and discounted entry for club members.
>The BUCA Championships; where our best spend a weekend in February battling for the title of the UK's No. 1 university team.

Also watch out for our socials, club nights with other universities, and blitz tournaments with prizes for high performers.

Contact us at with any questions, or to join our mailing list for information on events and matches.

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  • 33 current members