Lauttasaari Chess Club, Helsinki

Lauttasaari Chess Club is a small chess club with friendly and international atmosphere. We meet on Wednesdays at 18:00 in the premises of Lapinlahden Lähde, Lapinlahdenpolku 8, Helsinki. The outdoor is on the south side of the main building, at the "Q" wing (after the outdoor, take the first door left):

You can join the club evenings us even if you are not a member of the club. Beginners are given extra time on the chess clock.

We play

  • Blitz 3'+02" (3 min + 2 sec increment) or 5 + 5 min (round-robin, 10–15 players) on most Wednesdays.
  • Rapid chess 10'+05" or 15 + 15 min (5 rounds) on the last Wednesday of each month.

Special Wednesdays in 2021:

  • 6.1. Club room is closed
  • 7.–14.4. Club room is closed (corona restrictions)
  • 26.5. Fischer Random tournament (10'+05")
  • 28.7. Club's blitz championship on Seurasaari at 17:00 (3'+02")
  • 24.11. Fischer Random tournament (10'+05")

Everyone is welcome to participate in our club tournaments and club evenings. There are excellent metro and bus connections between Ruoholahti and both central Helsinki and Otaniemi campus in Espoo.

Our club is a good choice, say, for exchange students who want to continue playing chess while studying in Finland. Sometimes even people just briefly visiting Helsinki have come to our club to play a few games with us.

The entry fee for a club evening is 2,50 euros. It gets cheaper to acquire a season ticket:

  • Spring 25 euros (January–May)
  • Summer 15 euros (June–August)
  • Fall 20 euros (September–December)

We are looking forward to seeing you at our chess club!

Ask more: jyrki.j.heikkinen@gmail.com, +358 50 4864451.