A Great San Diego Chess Meetup https://www.meetup.com/A-Great-SanDiego-Chess-Meetup/ has been around since 2011. Our current location is right off the 5 freeway, at Del Mar Heights.
Welcome to 'taking a night off from this crazy world'! There's nothing better than playing chess which starts at 6:30pm for two hours every other Wednesday.
We have people who haven't played since high school, people learning and playing online needing some human contact and people that are actually very good at the game. It's friendly. I will sometimes ask: "Is that the move you want to make"? That's to give new players a chance to think and re-think moves. We encourage ages 18 -80 lol but there have been players that are younger from time to time.
We all like to teach each other. It's fun to go a couple of moves back and be shown what you could have done, to block your opponent.
We come together earlier than 6:30pm to laugh, talk eat and drink. Happy Hour ends at 6pm for half price food and drinks. A double pour of great wine for the price of one glass? And appetizers under $10 you just can't beat!
If you can't make it till 6:30pm, you can still eat while you play. But many of us come before 6pm to enjoy the discount and use the extra time to talk about things like food and wine.
We ask for a donation once a year, a crisp 20 dollar bill, to help us pay hundreds to Meetup and provide a regular free fun raffle that includes gift baskets, bottles of wine, gift cards, etc. And if you have a chess set, please bring it. (Otherwise you can use one of ours)!
Please use our website to join, then rsvp and we will see you there!
Chef Marian, Organizer