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Chess Socials at Plaza33

Learn the basics and match your skills against other players on Monday evenings.

Angelito Jusay

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play chess, or are looking for others who share your passion, 34th Street Partnership has made it easy with Chess Socials at Plaza33.

They’re held at Midtown Recess on Monday evenings, 5pm–7pm. Just ask the Recess Host, who will give you a quick lesson, or you can meet another enthusiast to try your skills against. All ages are welcome, and we supply the boards and pieces. Chess Socials continue through October. 

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