Play chess in Taipei

Chess players in Taipei like to play in coffee shops or pubs. The Taipei Chess Queen Club is especially popular among foreigners and has been meeting consistently since 2011. Apart from friendly gatherings, attending tournaments is another way to meet other chess players.

Taiwanese chess tournaments generally use a short time control, somewhere between 25 to 35 minutes per side. The majority of tournament players are kids and teenagers, but there are often a dozen of adult players competing in the open division.

Big tournaments are organized by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association. Local chess schools organize small cash prize tournaments all year round. Here’s a tournament calendar.