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Village Chess Shop

Map & Directions 230 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012


Village Voice's Description

Ease the mind with a friendly game of speed chess at the Village Chess Shop, where you can play and smoke and fart and brag about the girlfriends you never had and avoid the vices of your choice. Drink, drugs, dames; misfortune, malady, madness. Chess here is the antidote, the wonder pill that takes away time. Think: For only $1.50 an hourathe cost to playayou can leave your life. Just don't stay too long.

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  • Emily C. on 09/10/12

    Died/gone to heaven. This is such a great little place, right out of the neverending story. They give you free sodas while you play.

  • MuseumNerd on 11/12/11

    Play chess in the back room with Joe who works here. He's a novice blitz player (maybe like a 1300). Nice guy.

  • Allegra R. on 04/13/11

    Open 24 hours

  • Bobby M. on 08/13/10

    Play in Weekly Saturday Blitz Tournament

  • jon p. on 03/16/10

    Great to play chess. Good competition

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