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The Hampstead Summer Festival has put Hampstead firmly back on the map in the world of chess. 

The Hampstead Summer Festival is proud to once again include a programme of chess tournaments and opportunities for all to learn the sport under the guidance of international players and champions. 


Saturday 30 June is the kick off for special chess events lasting all weekend

Hampstead International Chess Congress, Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July, 10.30am to 8.00pm at Henderson Court. This event is organised by Adam Raoof of chessengland.com.

Sunday 1st July - Big Fair Day - we have a Chess Cafe where you can stop and relax and play a few games of chess for charity with a chess Master.  

The Big Fair’s Chess Café towards the top of Heath Street - hosted by Premier Chess Coaching – offers chess coaching for players young and old from beginners to experienced players.

There is a giant chess set (always popular with the kids) thanks to Tomer Eden and volunteers at our chess stall can give you information on chess clubs in your area, coaching for juniors, adults and seniors.

If you catch the chess bug then you can test your skills the very next weekend at the Annual Kings Place Chess Festival on Saturday 7th July. There will be 200 players of all ages and abilities competing for £3000 in prize money over 5 sections - with a special section for beginners of all ages!  See www.kingsplace.co.uk for details.