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Boise Chess Club, All About Games, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, Idaho 83709. 208-343-5653. Meets Monday's from 4:00 p.m. to closing (10:00 p.m.).

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Master's Academy, at Library! Plaza Business Mall (Corner of Ustick and Cole Road) 3085 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID 83704. Nationally Recognized Children's Chess Coach Contact Julie Nahlen: 208-562-9785 - email:
Vellotti's Chess Kids, Quality Instruction available in Boise's North End - 2913 N. 36th St.! Programs available all week long - students grouped by age and ability. Contact State Scholastic and National Chess Champion Daniel J. Vellotti for details at 713-2486 or
Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League (WISCL), Monthly Chess Tournaments. 100+ students from over 20 area schools compete for team trophies, and individual awards. Lowell Scott Middle School, 13600 W. McMillan Rd., Boise ID 83714. For info and tournament dates contact:;, or

Coeur d'Alene

CDA Chess Club, 1323 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm. Tournaments and casual play. All levels welcome. Contact info: FM James Maki 858-243-5110, email:; or Harold Wetmur 208-667-7908, email: Website:


BCSD Chess Club, Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Community Campus, during school year. Open, social play. Clocks and boards provided. All ages welcome. Contact Adam, for information.

Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls Informal Chess Club, meets at Barnes & Noble Bookstore cafe every Tuesday at 7:00pm.
Pictures at the meeting of 5-1-2012


The Vandal Chess Club, Starting on August 25, 2014 will be meeting on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm PST in the Wallace Residence Hall Basement. For details, please email Shane at

Mountain Home

Mountain Home Public Library, An informal group meets at the Mountain Home Public Library, 790 North 10th East, Mountain Home, Idaho on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also daily on Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Flying M Coffee Garage, An informal group meets to play at Flying M Coffee Garage, S. 2nd St., on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. onwards until everyone thinks it's time to stop. Some players may be coming at noon and staying later.
Pictures at the meeting of 5-6-2012
Pictures at the meeting of 10-27-2013


Pocatello Chess Club. Friday afternoons starting at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library at 113 South Garfield Ave, Pocatello, Idaho; or Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Portneuf District Library at 5210 Stuart Ave., Chubbuck, Idaho. For more information call Joe Avila at (208) 406-7670 or Terry Brower at (208) 221-6510. Click here to see flyer.
The Grind Coffee Shop. A chess table is available when the shop is open. Contact: Kim Neilsen, 905 S 5th St., Pocatello, Idaho 83201. 208-233-2124 for information.

Twin Falls

Magic Valley Chess Club, meets at 5:00pm-9:00pm on the second and fourth Tuesday at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Twin Falls Contact: Barry Eacker 733-6186. Email:
Pictures at a meeting in 2012


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