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Chess is one the world's greatest games. Besides book recommendations, this guide will also provide information about chess activities happening in both the library system and the community.

Reference Librarian

Updates on Current Chess Events

Current World Chess Champion (since 2023):

Ding Liren

Note:  The winner of the 2024 Candidates Chess Tournament (that was held in April) was Gukesh D.   He is currently scheduled to be Ding's challenger for the World Chess Champion Title in November of 2024.


Places to Play Chess

Places to Play Chess at the Library:

(Call the library for specific details)

Mission Library (207-2704)

Potranco (207-9280)

Pruitt Library (Rackspace) (650-1122)

San Pedro (207-9050)

Semmes (207-9110)

Westfall (207-9220)

Schaefer (207-9300)

Other Places to Play Chess in San Antonio

Lion's Club

San Antonio Chess Club 




Suggested Readings for Kids

Online Chess Game Sites

Shredder Chess

Kids Chess




Suggested Readings for Intermediate Players

Suggested Readings for Advanced Players

Suggested Reading for Beginners

Suggested Reading for Chess History, Figures, Philosophy, etc.