ChessPalace has been providing a variety of chess activities for the community and beyond since being established in 1990. From its inception, when the small club from Long Beach become an official chess club, countless chess enthusiasts from around the world have enjoyed this universal passion at the club. From great players such as World Championship contender David Bronstein, Grandmaster and 6-times US Champion Walter Browne, Women Champion Susan Polgar, and Grandmaster and World Class Trainer Eduard Gufeld to that next door neighbor who has visited ChessPalace, everyone who comes in becomes part of ChessPalace’s very large chess family!
Besides providing a welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages can enjoy the game, the club has become the hub where many have made lifelong friends. Over the years, ChessPalace has transformed into Southern California’s premier chess club- hosting weekly tournaments for masters and beginners alike, providing chess lessons, and housing a wide collection of chess books, equipments, and merchandises to accommodate the needs of its patrons.
Whatever you’re looking for, whether its tournament games, a chess clock, or a private lesson with a grandmaster, we can provide it. ChessPalace is the best place to meet your chess needs.
As a chess school:
ChessPalace provides group classes and summer camps for youth beginners. It consists of lectures, videos, computer exercises, practice games, problem-solving, rated tournament games, and fun chess. If you are an amateur, classes and private lessons are available with your choice of instructor level.
As a chess club:
Tournament and advance players can take advantage of weekly rated tournaments. Our regular events include Wednesday Knights-Monthly Open and Saturday tournaments. In addition to those USCF rated tournaments, amateur players can also join the Action and Amateur Open tournaments when available. Occasionally, ChessPalace hosts special events such as master classes or a grandmaster simultaneous exhibition.
As a chess store:
The ChessPalace store sells new and used chess books, including some in Russian and German. We also have merchandise which are great for gifts including, but not limited to, specially crafted wooden pieces and themed chess sets such as civil war or medieval styles.
Come check us out or contact us if you have any questions.
We hope you can come visit us soon.