Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Graham Morris (July 13, 2019) The Junior Library Chess Ladder. Or read more articles

Welcome to Poole Chess Club

This is the official website of Poole Chess Club which is located at the British Legion Club, 66 North Road, BH14 0LY. Tel: 01202 744515.

Club Night

We meet every week of the year on Thursday nights at 7.15pm for league/social games at the British Legion Club.
From October 2019 we will also meet on Tuesdays at 7.15pm as a social night again at the British Legion Club.
Poole Chess has a long history of league and competitive chess, and has a reputation as being a welcoming and friendly arena for all levels of chess players.
Currently we have had added interest by new players and are delighted to welcome four new players to our teams for the forthcoming 19/20 season. All are welcome.

We are truly international and currently have six teams in the local league and two teams in the Dorset League. We have 2 teams in the Bacchus league where we encourage players coming back to chess, new players to the game and juniors to compete.

Afternoon Casual Chess

We meet every Wednesday at 2.30pm at Flirt Café (underneath Bournemouth Library in the Triangle in Bournemouth) to play fun and casual chess. This is a lively environment and has been established for over eight years as a central cafe for chess players of all standards.

Junior Chess

We encourage Junior chess at the club and have several Juniors playing competitively it the Bacchus league and lower BD & C leagues.

Junior Chess at Bournemouth Library

An Independant Junior club operates weekly at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning, two one hour sessions from 10 to 12 noon.
All juniors are welcome, from beginners upwards.

How to Join

Or for Further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Eric Sachs – Mobile – 07968 472596 or eric.sachs@btinternet.com
Graham Morris  mobile 07913988386


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Wider Area Chess

Check our regional chess website for more information www.dorsetchess.co.uk.


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Recent news

The Junior Library Chess Ladder

July 13, 2019 by Graham Morris

Great to see so many youngsters enjoying the challenge of the ‘Ladder’ competition, using clocks with 10 mins each, both fun and very serious chess was played over a number of weeks. Winners were announced as season comes almost to an end, on 13th July we closed the Ladder tournament and presented the winners with […]

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July 11, 2019 by Eric Sachs

All good from the AGM meeting held last week 4/7/19. The minutes have been issued now and all details are including so here is a brief summary. It was good to see so many members attending on the only non-chess night of the year. One sad moment was the mention of David Lockwood who passed […]

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Georg Rotlewi vs Akiba Rubinstein’s Imortal Game

July 10, 2019 by Graham Morris

In 1907 faced off against fellow Polish Chess Master, Georg Rotlewi. The result was Rubinstein’s Immortal Game where he brilliantly displayed his attacking prowess and ended up with an incredible finish.

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Recent members' games

Georg Rotlewi []


Akiba Rubinstein []

Anish Giri [2779]


Magnus Carlsen [2875]

Benjamin Gledura [2645]


Awonder Liang [2600]

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