franklin mercantile chess club

greenibex

hi

 

does this chess club still exist in philadelphia?

i did not see a website for it

i wanted to check it out

notmtwain
greenibex wrote:

hi

 

does this chess club still exist in philadelphia?

i did not see a website for it

i wanted to check it out

The Franklin Mercantile Library closed in 1989.  The building at 1021 Chestnut Street was slated for renovation according to this article in 2012. However, it appears that the renovation did not occur, and the building became available again in 2014.

greenibex

the chess club is on walnut street

greenibex

i saw it last weekend

it was pretty good

have you been to the clubs in NYC?

i am going to NYC next weekend.  any recommendation where to go?

torgelson

Washington Square

dmac91
greenibex wrote:

i saw it last weekend

it was pretty good

have you been to the clubs in NYC?

i am going to NYC next weekend.  any recommendation where to go?

Hey greenibex - any info on what types of tournaments they run? Are there weeknight events? Thanks!

greenibex

yes

Barry_Helafonte2

i was there on thursday

Barry_Helafonte2

i am going again this thursday

batgirl

 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/Franklin-Mercantile-Chess-club.html

universityofpawns

I'm trying to once again (heard there was one previously) start a FREE chess in Torrington, CT U.S.A. at the library on Thursday (tomorrow) 5:30 to 7:45....have two other players that live in Litchfield County, CT and are on chess.com and my wife already.....we had fun at our first meeting last week....where to advertise????

batgirl

 Advertise here: https://www.chess.com/forum/category/chess-organizers

 

universityofpawns

da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da.......Batgirl!!!! Thank you!

exnos
I'm going there Friday !
Barry_Helafonte2

do you know walter?

i met him

greenibex

i like playing chess there

TadrodderTots

~ Bump ~

I played my first OTB game in ... 30 years? ... at Franklin Mercantile Chess Club last Friday.     Thoroughly enjoyed myself - despite, among other things, hanging my queen

I live a bit far outside of Philadelphia to stop by on any sort of recurring basis but I was in the city for the day and decided to go check it out.

If you're looking for a landmark, The Bards Irish Pub is across the street from the Franklin Mercantile chess club.  The club itself is down a flight of steps. Look for the white rectangular sign.

I was riding the Philly Phlash ($5- all day loop) and noticed that the club was about 4 short blocks from one of the Phlash stops.    So I hopped off,  took a five minute walk and ... played some chess.

Then I walked back to the stop, hopped back on the Phlash, and, eventually, headed home.

This is the Google street view with my annotation.

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