Have you ever dreamt of going head-to-head with a chess master?

This is your golden ticket — Unlike our regular sidewalk events, this special event series does require registration. The limited spots guarantee a focused and engaging atmosphere, allowing us to fully immerse ourself in the strange world of chess and connect with our special guest and other like-minded individuals.

Expect a friendly atmosphere, banter, an opportunity to play and maybe discuss your opening of choice with our special guest. If you want to pick their brain — this is your chance.

upcoming guest

Luis Couso Couso, Luis Fide Profile
FM Luis
Couso
  • Ranked
    5705
  • CLASSIC
    2250
  • Rapid
    2290

27/07/2024 Luis Couso, a Cuban-born Swedish chessmaster (FM) and chess trainer, has won seven gold medals in Swedish Team Championships, four Stockholm Championships, and the Swedish Championship for seniors (50+ category) in 2017. As part of the "BiG CUBA, Kubanisches Filmfestival" at Babylon Berlin, a celebration of Cuban cinema and culture, Luis will perform a simultaneous display as a tribute to the great Cuban world champion José Raúl Capablanca.

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previous guests

Kamil Plichta Plichta Fide Profile
FM Kamil
Plichta
  • Ranked
    1827
  • CLASSIC
    2401
  • Rapid
    2345
  • Blitz
    2410

14/01/2024 — Kamil, aka “The Polish Powerhouse,” is an opening theoretician and blitz & rapid specialist with a current rating of 2401. He has beaten some of the absolute elite in the world, including Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov! Kamil will be giving a limited SIMUL SESSION where he will do post-game analysis and answer any questions you may have — So join us for an opportunity to participate and pick Kamil’s brain! We’ll also give away some free CHESSABLE PRO memberships and other FREEBIES.

Niclas Huschenbeth Huschenbeth Fide Profile
GM Niclas
Huschenbeth
  • Ranked
    192
  • CLASSIC
    2603
  • Rapid
    2566
  • Blitz
    2605

24/06/2023 — Niclas is a highly regarded Grandmaster with a reputation for his dynamic and imaginative approach to chess. As a prominent figure in the chess community, Niclas has showcased his remarkable skills in various tournaments, captivating audiences with his strategic prowess. He's also a co-founder of Chessence, one of the largest online chess schools in the German-speaking region.

Elisabeth Pähtz / Foto: Paulina Hildesheim Paehtz Fide Profile
Elisabeth
Paehtz GM
  • Ranked
    873
  • CLASSIC
    2477
  • Rapid
    2373
  • Blitz
    2339

04/12/2022 — Elisabeth is an accomplished Grandmaster known for her exceptional chess skills. With a wealth of experience and a strong track record in international competitions, she has gained recognition as one of the top players in the chess world and the strongest female chess player in Germany.

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