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Proud winners of the English Chess Federation Club of the Year award for 2016-17, Hackney chess club is a vibrant community of chess players who meet in three locations around Hackney. Catering for all levels of ability, they pride themselves on their diversity. Saturday evenings from 19.30 sees them at the Rochester Castle pub (Stoke Newington, N16), Sunday afternoons from 16.00 they meet at Gorki House Cafe in Stoke Newington (N16) and Thursday evenings from 19.30 at the Pembury Tavern (E8). They have eight competitive teams playing in the London, Middlesex and 4NCL leagues. Pembury Tavern: Hackney Central (Overground); Stoke Newington: buses – 67,73,76,106,149,243,276; Stoke Newington NR