a fun and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy

Our regular event is held on the sidewalk in front of the Späti on Schönhauser Allee 174, an open and bustling location where pedestrians bump into us as spectators or even join in on the fun. The atmosphere is casual, and our guests oscillate between chit-chat and fast paced chess.

  • 7pm till

Up to you — Our guests appreciate the ability to drop in whenever, because without exception, the event is held every day of the week. Although you can get a ticket beforehand registration is not a requirement. You could simply show up during the hours between 7 pm and midnight and join in on the action.


  • crash course

For beginners — As someone just starting out, we can pair you with other newcomers, and if you wish, our host can give you a crash course to help you get started with the basics of the game. With players as young as 7 years, our meetup is sure to be beginner-friendly. Attendees are also eager to share their wisdom, discuss strategies, and exchange best practices, creating a supportive and collaborative environment.

  • 10 minutes for
    each player

Rapid or blitz — A chess clock is used to make sure both players have a set amount of time to think. Time controls up to 10 minutes per player work rather well. After a couple of matches and rematches we rotate with other players. This way there is enough time to calculate, while also providing a fun and challenging experience for all participants.

  • registration
    not required

Be seen — The core philosophy of our event is that anyone can drop in on any day. You never know who to expect, which also means that there is no particular selection for experience levels. It's pretty random. We do get regulars as well as new comers. Some of them are traveling, some of them just moved here. But one thing they all have in common: they are kind hearted individuals with a shared love for chess.


Real pieces, real people — In a world dominated by screens and digital interactions, the average person spends over 6 hours a day on their devices. Finding ways to take a break from screens is important, and playing offline gives us the opportunity to forge real friendships. Healthy and balanced.



In the loop — We have built our community on various platforms and have our own chatroom on Telegram with circa 1500 members. It's a good place to stay informed and a space for exchange, even for people who currently don't live in Berlin. If you are interested in our daily visuals find us on Instagram.

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