Pub Chess Toronto - Toronto's new night out!

Pub Chess Toronto - Toronto's new night out!

WCM Orlovachess
Jul 6, 2015, 4:49 PM |


Hi everyone, My name is Yelizaveta Orlova - I am a WCM and WNM. I used to play competitively but now I've taken up teaching mostly.

My friend and I love chess so we have started our own business in Toronto, Canada! If you know anyone who lives here - please let them know about us! group:

About Pub Chess Toronto

Learn and play chess in a social atmosphere. Pub Chess Toronto's founders are top players in the country.

We hold teaching sessions/lectures + casual/competitive play. Currently, we are re-located at "The Madison", which is in the heart of Annex and 2 mins walk from Spadina station. Our past location was "The Central", Markham & Bloor.

The point of our meet up is to popularize chess. Chess is known to be a very sophisticated game but we want to show the social and fun aspect of it! Come out, drink/eat, meet new people over the chess board! 

Every wednesday there will be a lecture/blitz tournament/casual play.

Want to see more pictures? Like our FB page:

Meetup group:

Info about this Wednesday's (July 8th) event:

Casual players:

Entry fee: 10$ (+free drink)

- Lectures 

- Casual games (with/without the clock) 

- Taught/play against Woman National Master Yelizaveta Orlova

Lecture will be done by International Master (IM) Artiom Samsonkin who is currently 8th highest ranked in the country and also, played for the Canadian Men's Team in 2010. Lecture starts 40-30 minutes prior to the blitz tournament (6:20PM).

Competitive players:

Entry fee: 20$ (+free drink)

- Lecture 

- Blitz tournament 

- Casual games (with/without the clock)

5th Blitz tournament:

Time: 7-10pm

Registration: Pre-register to pubchesstoronto@hotmail (.com) or go to our events page on FB:

Location: Madison Ave Pub, 14 Madison Ave, Toronto (2 min NE of Spadina station) 

Time control: 5 min 2 sec inc, 5 double rounds (Play opponent white & black)

Sections: Players divided into 2 to 4 sections depending on turnout, may "play up"

Prizes: Based on entries, overall prizes & class prizes awarded

The Madison specials on Wednesdays: 

- 50% off appetizers from 5-8PM 

- Wings 5$ per 1lb

Hope to see you guys there :)