Holland Park Chess
Kensington, London W8

About Holland Park Chess


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I have been a resident of Kensington for over 30 years. I love the area, particularly the numerous parks here such as Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and - my favourite - Holland Park. I think that there is no better way to relax on a lovely summer's day than walking around the park and people-watching. (With a cappucino, if possible!)

Since I retired several years ago, I discovered chess and the nice people who regularly play in Holland Park. To mention a few - Yuri, Hamish, Peter (who will help with this website - thank you, Peter!), Charlie, Yidnik, Adi, Alex, Young Alex, Ivan, Brian, Steve, Noel, Sasha - as well as some others. On a good day you have 20 to 30 people playing chess (or observing the chess players). Much fun for everyone!

Games are normally timed - five minutes per game - but there are some players who play longer games, without using a clock.

This website is still under construction and we will expand it very soon! We are very grateful for any of your ideas and suggestions. Please email us at webmaster@hollandparkchess.com.

Happy playing!


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