The Levy Center is currently closed on weekends. We will be in touch with City of Evanston staff and will determine when and how we might resume over-the-board tournaments and adult chess club.

Watch this space for further information.


Maret Thorpe, US Chess National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter
Evanston Chess Club

Tuesday Night Chess Cancelled until Further Notice

Our Tuesday night chess club meetings are cancelled until further notice because the Levy Senior Center is not yet open in the evenings for activities.  Please watch this site for updates after that point or visit the Chicago Area Chess or Evanston Chess Club pages on Facebook. Want to help? Wear your masks, social distance, and do everything you can to flatten the curve!

NM Todd Freitag vs. Nathan Yamaguchi
Evanston Three x Threel, November 11, 2017, Round 2, Board 1
Photo: Hiro Higuchi


Evanston Chess provides relaxed, congenial chess to adults (high school and older). Some members like slow games, others prefer blitz. We offer rated play at our Saturday tournaments, and unrated play for adults at Tuesday night chess, where beginners are welcome. Membership is free. Our focus is on enjoying chess, not on prize money. Our club includes ages fourteen to over seventy, and players from beginners to masters.

Evanston Chess, USCF Affiliate A6027684

Tournament History
Active Players

We meet at (map)
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201



Open chess every Tuesday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. for players high school age and older. It's free. Boards and sets are supplied. The third Tuesday of each month we have blitz chess round robin for those who want to participate.

We meet at: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.