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 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.