As a child in Austria, I played a lot of chess and spent many nights in chess cafés.
I’ve traveled abroad a lot and lived in different countries. Unfortunately, I’ve always had a hard time finding a chess café, a place where you can play blitz chess and meet like-minded people.
That’s why I started 64.place: a directory for chess places worldwide.
Many local and traveling chess addicts often lack a dignified place to indulge their hobby of playing chess in a convivial atmosphere with food and drink. Chess is perhaps the best invention to connect people and make them happy. Nobody asks about age, gender, origin or wealth. Chess cafés are magical places where people meet who share a wonderful passion: 64 squares.
This page is intended to celebrate all those places that give us chess players a home.
This website has the ambition to become a worldwide directory of these magical places. In the listings, public parks (where chess players meet) are also included as well as chess clubs that are open to the public.
The use of the website is free for everyone and should be understood as a contribution to give something back to the chess community.