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  1. 18 Aug '08 00:49 / 1 edit
    Which city would you say is the best in the world for Chess (long games, blitz, lectures etc.)?
  2. 18 Aug '08 01:05
    Edinburgh.

    It has the oldest chess club in the world which is located in the city centre.

    The best chess pub in the world which is in itself world famous for
    it's music (Sandy Bells).

    And that's where I am (not long back from Bells so wee bit tipsy.)

    OK. serious. Must be Moscow.
  3. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    18 Aug '08 04:06
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Which city would you say is the best in the world for Chess (long games, blitz, lectures etc.)?
    Saki or Baku in Azerbaijan.
  4. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    18 Aug '08 08:55
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Which city would you say is the best in the world for Chess (long games, blitz, lectures etc.)?
    I'd pick New York.(Assuming you can afford to live there.)
    Big chess community, and lots of good instruction to be had.
  5. 18 Aug '08 09:54
    I'd say Iceland as for a population of 275,000 they have the most titled players so there must be a strong chess culture.
  6. 18 Aug '08 10:56
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Which city would you say is the best in the world for Chess (long games, blitz, lectures etc.)?
    For me?
    Why, Göteborg, of course!! I live there.

    I don't have to go to Baku, Reikjavik, or anywhere, it would be too expensive.
    I just walk down to my club and thrive.
  7. 18 Aug '08 17:38
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Which city would you say is the best in the world for Chess (long games, blitz, lectures etc.)?
    Dallas, Texas, USA -- home of the world famous Dallas Chess Club, the University of Texas at Dallas chess team, and the site of the just completed U.S. Open. Besides having a great chess scene, Dallas also boasts some of the best strip clubs and Mexican food in the world!
  8. 18 Aug '08 19:35
    I'm detecting a bit of home town (country) bias here, I'm afraid.
  9. 18 Aug '08 20:11
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I'm detecting a bit of home town (country) bias here, I'm afraid.
    And why not? Where you are and where chess is is a good place.
  10. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    18 Aug '08 20:22
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I'm detecting a bit of home town (country) bias here, I'm afraid.
    Where else would people know?

    I'm lucky that I live very close to Simpsons-in-the-strand in London. A very good venue for chess - as it has been for a century or two - and the location of the 6th staunton memorial which ended today.

    as for other places ...

    I went to Montreal a few years back and was very surprised to wander across not one but two very decent looking specialist chess book shops within a few blocks of our hotel.
  11. 18 Aug '08 20:27
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    Where else would people know?
    Of course, that was my implication. Just because that's all someone knows, doesn't necessarily make it the best place. Unless, like Fabian Fnas, you define best as closest.