Get to know shortly how we mark it on the map and what is the public Chess table, outdoor chessboard and what are the basic rules and regulations.


Chess sign - Free Sport Parks Map

Its map label: Chess

The Chess are marked on the map with a dark grey circle icon. Extra features are available (e.g. writing reviews, adding photo and video) on the data sheet at the locations marked with “i-circle”.

Features of Chess tables

The main feature of the chess table is that it is typically consists of two opposite benches.

Chess table - Budapest, Nehru part - Free Sport Parks map
Chess table - Budapest (9th district), Nehru part
  • Names: Chess table / public chess board
  • Types of tables: chess table with empty or chess board pattern surface.
  • Public chessboard: large size chessboard painted on the ground, playing with large pieces
  • Materiel of table and bench: concrete / wood / metal
  • Opening hours: sport parks, sport courts are usually open in 0-24 hours, but there are some fenced sport places with limited opening hours (eg from sunrise to sunset, etc.) that appear at the entrance.

Always take care of the cleanliness of parks, equipments and courts and the hygiene, so next time you will be happy to do sport there! And if you notice any damage or malfunction, please report it to us as soon as possible.


Chess basic rules

Out of signs and features get to know the basic rules and regulations also.

Table, pieces, playing

  • Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
  • Chess is played on a square board of eight rows (called ranks, denoted 1 to 8) and eight columns (called files, denoted a to h).
  • The 64 squares alternate in color and are referred to as light and dark squares.
  • The chessboard is placed with a light square at the right-hand end of the rank nearest to each player.
  • By convention, the game pieces are divided into white and black sets, and the players are referred to as White and Black, respectively.
  • Each player begins the game with 16 pieces of the specified color, consisting of
    • one king,
    • one queen,
    • two bishops,
    • two rooks,
    • two knights and
    • eight pawns.

(Image source: Wikipedia)

Chessboard - Free Sport Parks map


Chess pieces: king, queen, bishop, rook, knight, pawn
Chess pieces: king, queen, bishop, rook, knight, pawn

The source of these rules and more information is available on Sporting Chess page.

Sports Communities

Here we collect sports communities they also offer free regular activities, training and/or consultancy at outdoor Chess tables in Hungary. You can also suggest these kind of sports communities that you can send us by clicking the button below.

Chess tables with videos


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