Geneva is a city with a long and rich history of chess, dating back centuries to when the game was played by members of the aristocracy and other prominent figures. Today, the city remains an important center of chess culture, with several established clubs and organizations that cater to players of all levels.

You can find below is a list of the best chess clubs in Geneva. The clubs are suitable for players of all levels and ages, starting from a young kid to an adult improver to a senior citizen who wants to improve their understanding of the game, these academies provide chess coaching services that caters to the needs of the chess players in Geneva.

Chess Gaja

Chess Gaja Private Limited is a leading online chess academy for all student levels and ages led by GrandMaster Priyadharshan Kannappan.

We offer online 1-1 sessions, group classes, and summer camps.

All coaches in Chess Gaja are highly accomplished, FIDE-rated coaches. If you are looking for high-quality lessons in a guided manner where a student can come in as an absolute beginner and will be handheld all the way to GrandMaster level, then Chess Gaja is the right choice.

To distinguish Chess Gaja Academy from other chess academies, one must take a moment to watch the video showcasing the advantages of joining Chess Gaja.

Benefits of learning with Chess Gaja

  • Coaches of all rating levels
  • Students of all ages
  • Complimentary Group Masterclasses regularly
  • Exclusive student newsletter
  • Coach of the Brazil Team for the Chess Olympiad 2022
  • Worked with 6 national champions
  • The study Schedule will be provided
  • 2 monthly academy tournaments where you get a chance to play against GrandMaster.
  • Chess book/Software suggestions will be provided
  • 120+ Students from 15+ countries 

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The Geneva Chess School (Ecole d’Echecs de Genève)

The Geneva Chess School has dedicated itself to serving the young people of the canton for over three decades and the State of Geneva officially recognized it as a charitable association.


Phone: 022 784 24 52

Address: Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Genève

Chess Club Bois-Gentil

Chess Club Bois-Gentil is a chess club in the Bois-Gentil neighborhood of Geneva, Switzerland. The Chess Club Bois-Gentil has been active in the Geneva chess community since its founding in 1983. Chess Club Bois-Gentil organizes several tournaments each year, including the Geneva Chess Open, which is a popular chess tournament in the region. They also organize regular rapid and blitz tournaments, as well as training sessions for children and adults.


Phone: 022 784 24 52

Address: Cité Villars 58, 1203 Genève

Club D’echecs De Genève

The club offers several weekly courses for individuals seeking to improve their skills, including young players under the age of 20 and adults. Most of these courses cover fundamental tactics and strategic concepts of the game, providing attendees with a strong foundation upon which to build their abilities.


Phone: 0766168365

Address: Chem. de Plonjon 4, 1207 Genève


The club offers a range of weekly courses for individuals seeking to enhance their chess skills. These courses are available for both children (ages 6-18) and adults, with a majority of the curriculum focusing on fundamental tactics and strategic concepts of the game. Advanced players can partake in specialized training courses. Junior players who exhibit exceptional skills join an elite group that provides them with individualized training led by our certified instructors.


Phone: 0766168365

Address: Villa Le Plonjon, chemin de Plonjon 4, 1207 Genève

Whether you are looking to improve your game, meet new people, or simply enjoy a friendly match, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Geneva’s vibrant chess scene. From local tournaments and events to international competitions, the city offers a range of experiences for chess enthusiasts, making it a true haven for lovers of the game.

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