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Idea: Let's build a database of chess parks

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  • StuntPope
    started a topic Idea: Let's build a database of chess parks

    Idea: Let's build a database of chess parks

    I went to Washington DC a couple weeks ago to attend an internet security conference (relevant to my day job). It turned out there was a chess park in Dupont Circle right outside my hotel room. It occurred to me it might be neat to have a centralized repository of public chess parks.

    There are some neat possibilities with this but first off, we need to compile as many locations as possible.

    So please feel free to post follow-ups here, please put the city / country in the subject line and as close as you can get to the address in the body (intersections, etc).

    -mark

  • zatoichi
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    In Hawaii there are places to play chess in Waikiki.

    On Kuhio Beach across from a 24 hours Fitness and a McDonalds there are a few chess players who play most days.

    They are usually weak but occasionally a strong player shows up.

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  • Phoenix
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    Originally posted by Sammy39337 View Post
    I wonder, are chess parks something you can find only in the US or are there such things elsewhere in the world?
    I think there would be more across what used to be the old Soviet Union than the United States.

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  • Sammy39337
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    I wonder, are chess parks something you can find only in the US or are there such things elsewhere in the world?

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  • Neil_Macd
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    Public chess parks, great idea - but are there any in the UK?

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  • Phoenix
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    Originally posted by Meister View Post
    Who was Player B?

    Would have guessed Kamsky if you hadn't mentioned the 'blonde' part.
    Player A was Adam Maltese. Player B was Salvijus Bercys.

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  • srgntshultz
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    Bergen County, New Jersey.
    In the summer months, I've noticed people playing chess in Van Saun Park. I'll be there this summer: tables near parking lot E. Be there or be square.

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  • Barbieg
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    I am retired in a nursing home with m.s. I've been here so some of you may remember me. I am just trying to learn to play chess titans on my computer. I have only had 8 wins after *** losses. Lol but i'm trying.
    Barbie

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  • Barbieg
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    What a wonderful opportunity that was for you. It was like a gift waiting for you. Happy you had that chance.
    Barbie

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  • Celadonite
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    The Chess Page

    The owner of the page says:

    "I am collecting a list of all the public chess sites in the world.
    Streets, Parks, Beaches, Bookstores and Cafe's"

    My gut is the page might be old. It does contain several or more locales for every state, and locales in countries other than the States.

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  • peterjepson84
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    Hi Folks

    Hi to everybody. Just joined today. Been playing since I was ten (on and off)
    and I've just retired and joined a local chess club. Looking to improve my game now I have more time to study. I play on ChessCube online and Chessmaster on the PC.

    Peter

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  • Meister
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    Who was Player B?

    Would have guessed Kamsky if you hadn't mentioned the 'blonde' part.

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  • Fromper
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    Originally posted by Phoenix View Post
    Where in New York City?
    Between the non-useful posts and off topic link in his signature, the guy struck me as a spammer, so he's gone.

    --Fromper

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  • Phoenix
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    Originally posted by downby
    New locations in New York City
    Where in New York City?

    Washington Square Park is currently undergoing construction. But, man, they can smell out an untrl-strong player. I went there with two of my friends once about three years ago. One of them was 19 and rated about low-2300s but HIGHLY tactical. The guys already knew him. We'll call him "A". The other was a kid - 15, skinny and blonde. We'll call him "B". We told him to keep his mouth shut because he talked with a heavy accent. We looked around and only asked those who were the actual hustlers. "A" could already beat them. The hustlers also knew I was a weak player, so they knew I wouldn't play but I would be the stakes horse. When they looked at "B", they declined. They smelled a very strong master even though he didn't speak. They were correct in declining and kind of ruined our fun. "B" was hovering just above 2500 at the time.

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  • Meister
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    Here's a chess park for you. Maybe not the one you have in mind, but a park is a park is $45 for a car spot. 24 hours, no thrills.

    Chess.com Welcomes ChessPark Members - Chess.com

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