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Get into Chess in 2020?

FIDE wishes you Happy 2020! Are you interested in getting into chess this year?

Sign up for a chess class

Annex Chess Club in downtown Toronto has chess classes for adults and children – for absolute beginners or for those who want to take their game to the next level.

Register online for a 7-week class today! A new winter session starts January 13.

Come out to the club this Monday

We also have CFC-rated tournament games and casual chess on Monday nights. Come check us out!

Happy New Year from FIDE, the World Chess Federation!

Chessfest returns – Sunday August 10

It’s back …


Here’s your copy of the flyer:
Chess_flyer August_Web Ad Revised1


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Chessfest returns to Toronto’s waterfront

Sunday August 10, the first annual Harbourfront Chessfest presented by Scotiabank returns to the North Exhibition Common.

  • Visit the Chessfest page for full details
  • Register your child entering grades 1 to 7 in the Harbourfront Kids’ Tournament through the Chess Institute of Canada for a $5 entry fee

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront

Chessfest a success!


Photo by Egidijus Zeromskis.

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Chess for everyone!

The first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank took place on Sunday June 15, 2014.

Beautiful weather, a strong blitz tournament, a great team of volunteers, and all kinds of players, old and young, made for a great event. Thanks to all who attended.

Kids and families loved getting into the game at Chessfest, at the same time as our top national players clashed in one of the strongest blitz tournaments this city has ever seen. It was truly inspiring to see chess so enjoyed at all levels of the game.

Hal Bond, Canada’s FIDE representative, loved the way Chessfest celebrated “chess as a family activity.” He praised the event for “helping chess advance a little deeper into the consciousness of the general public.”

Hans Jung, the blindfold master, described the event as “a terrific time” and “the best combined birthday and Father’s Day present” he’s ever had.

Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre is returning this year on Saturday-Sunday June 20-21, 2015. See the Chessfest page for details.

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Photos by Egidijus Zeromskis

ted behind the desk

ted and liza

toronto blitz chess championship

giant chess with a little coaching

blindfold chess with hans jung

lots of casual chess players on the open tables

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront