About us

The Bangkok Chess Club was started by chess fan and organiser Kai Tuorila in the last millennium! As well as meeting once a week for blitz games, we organise tournaments and other chess events whenever possible.

Bangkok Chess Club’s open tournaments have become a fixture on the international chess circuit, attracting top grandmasters and players from all corners of the World – the last event hosted well over 300 players from 50 countries.

Our usual Friday evening meetings are being held at The Royal Oak (formerly The Bull’s Head) in Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, on the second floor. It is a short stroll from the Phrom Phong BTS station / Emporium.

Players begin to arrive from 7:00pm and tournaments begin about 8:00pm. With over 200 active players of every standard from beginners to masters, you are bound to find players to give you a good game – all are welcome.

The Royal Oak is an excellent English Pub with good food.

The Royal Oak

595/10-11 Sukhumvit 33/1, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Occasionally The Royal Oak has a function, in which case we will move to O’Shea’s in the same road.