A Knight To Remember: Game Of Chess For One With Grandmaster Daniel King At Knight's Bar

A Knight To Remember: Game Of Chess For One With Grandmaster Daniel King At Knight's Bar

Strand, London

£625
Valid for 1 years

“One of the best ways to spend an evening in London!” The Guardian

Why we love it

Author of 15 award-winning books, with 25 years of chess experience under his belt, Daniel King is a master of many talents. Achieving his Grandmaster title in 1989, King has brought chess to life through his commentary, television appearances and professional consultations. Taking his position at Simpson’s in the Strand, he invites you to join him for a knight to remember!

What's Included?

  • Spend an evening with chess Grandmaster, Daniel King, at Knight’s Bar
  • Learn tricks and techniques to significantly improve your chess game
  • Discover more about Dan, as he guides you through his history of chess-playing
  • Enjoy one to two hours of playing chess
  • Relax in the luxurious ambience of Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand

Description

Clinking glasses filled with artisinal gins, fine wines and whisky set down on a chequerboard bar, ambiently lit and luxuriously decorated: this sets the scene for an evening quite like no other. Knight’s Bar is known for its homage to the game of chess, hosting an array of famous patrons over the years, and standing proudly as part of Simpson's in the Strand, one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants.

Just as Wimbledon is considered the home of tennis, Simpson's could claim the equivalent title for chess. Almost all the top players of the 19th century played there at some stage, including Wilhelm Steinitz, Paul Morphy, Emanuel Lasker, Johannes Zukertort (who had a fatal stroke while playing there), and Siegbert Tarrasch. It was in Simpson's in 1851 that one of the world's great games, the famous ‘Immortal Game’, was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

More recently, Simpson’s has played host to this century’s Grandmasters including Michael Adams, Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman, who gathered annually for the Staunton Memorial up until 2009. And now, Daniel King has chosen this admired venue to host his exclusive chess evenings. Achieving the International Master title in 1982 and the Grandmaster title in 1989, King won minor tournaments around the world and prestigiously shared first place with Ian Rogers at the Geneva Young Masters in 1990.

Spending up to two hours in the company of this talented player, you will have the opportunity to learn various chess techniques, improving your game significantly. Dan is known for his ability to relay information and guidance in a clear and concise way, meaning that even someone new to chess would thoroughly enjoy this experience.

Description

Clinking glasses filled with artisinal gins, fine wines and whisky set down on a chequerboard bar, ambiently lit and luxuriously decorated: this sets the scene for an evening quite like no other. Knight’s Bar is known for its homage to the game of chess, hosting an array of famous patrons over the years, and standing proudly as part of Simpson's in the Strand, one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants.

Just as Wimbledon is considered the home of tennis, Simpson's could claim the equivalent title for chess. Almost all the top players of the 19th century played there at some stage, including Wilhelm Steinitz, Paul Morphy, Emanuel Lasker, Johannes Zukertort (who had a fatal stroke while playing there), and Siegbert Tarrasch. It was in Simpson's in 1851 that one of the world's great games, the famous ‘Immortal Game’, was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

More recently, Simpson’s has played host to this century’s Grandmasters including Michael Adams, Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman, who gathered annually for the Staunton Memorial up until 2009. And now, Daniel King has chosen this admired venue to host his exclusive chess evenings. Achieving the International Master title in 1982 and the Grandmaster title in 1989, King won minor tournaments around the world and prestigiously shared first place with Ian Rogers at the Geneva Young Masters in 1990.

Spending up to two hours in the company of this talented player, you will have the opportunity to learn various chess techniques, improving your game significantly. Dan is known for his ability to relay information and guidance in a clear and concise way, meaning that even someone new to chess would thoroughly enjoy this experience.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8pm, depending on Daniel King's availability

Other Useful Details:

This experience will last approximately 1-2 hours.

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8pm, depending on Daniel King's availability

Other Useful Details:

This experience will last approximately 1-2 hours.

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Spend an evening with chess Grandmaster, Daniel King, at Knight’s Bar
  • Learn tricks and techniques to significantly improve your chess game
  • Discover more about Dan, as he guides you through his history of chess-playing
  • Enjoy one to two hours of playing chess
  • Relax in the luxurious ambience of Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand

Why we love it

Author of 15 award-winning books, with 25 years of chess experience under his belt, Daniel King is a master of many talents. Achieving his Grandmaster title in 1989, King has brought chess to life through his commentary, television appearances and professional consultations. Taking his position at Simpson’s in the Strand, he invites you to join him for a knight to remember! Read full description

Description

Clinking glasses filled with artisinal gins, fine wines and whisky set down on a chequerboard bar, ambiently lit and luxuriously decorated: this sets the scene for an evening quite like no other. Knight’s Bar is known for its homage to the game of chess, hosting an array of famous patrons over the years, and standing proudly as part of Simpson's in the Strand, one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants.

Just as Wimbledon is considered the home of tennis, Simpson's could claim the equivalent title for chess. Almost all the top players of the 19th century played there at some stage, including Wilhelm Steinitz, Paul Morphy, Emanuel Lasker, Johannes Zukertort (who had a fatal stroke while playing there), and Siegbert Tarrasch. It was in Simpson's in 1851 that one of the world's great games, the famous ‘Immortal Game’, was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

More recently, Simpson’s has played host to this century’s Grandmasters including Michael Adams, Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman, who gathered annually for the Staunton Memorial up until 2009. And now, Daniel King has chosen this admired venue to host his exclusive chess evenings. Achieving the International Master title in 1982 and the Grandmaster title in 1989, King won minor tournaments around the world and prestigiously shared first place with Ian Rogers at the Geneva Young Masters in 1990.

Spending up to two hours in the company of this talented player, you will have the opportunity to learn various chess techniques, improving your game significantly. Dan is known for his ability to relay information and guidance in a clear and concise way, meaning that even someone new to chess would thoroughly enjoy this experience.

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Description

Clinking glasses filled with artisinal gins, fine wines and whisky set down on a chequerboard bar, ambiently lit and luxuriously decorated: this sets the scene for an evening quite like no other. Knight’s Bar is known for its homage to the game of chess, hosting an array of famous patrons over the years, and standing proudly as part of Simpson's in the Strand, one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants.

Just as Wimbledon is considered the home of tennis, Simpson's could claim the equivalent title for chess. Almost all the top players of the 19th century played there at some stage, including Wilhelm Steinitz, Paul Morphy, Emanuel Lasker, Johannes Zukertort (who had a fatal stroke while playing there), and Siegbert Tarrasch. It was in Simpson's in 1851 that one of the world's great games, the famous ‘Immortal Game’, was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

More recently, Simpson’s has played host to this century’s Grandmasters including Michael Adams, Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman, who gathered annually for the Staunton Memorial up until 2009. And now, Daniel King has chosen this admired venue to host his exclusive chess evenings. Achieving the International Master title in 1982 and the Grandmaster title in 1989, King won minor tournaments around the world and prestigiously shared first place with Ian Rogers at the Geneva Young Masters in 1990.

Spending up to two hours in the company of this talented player, you will have the opportunity to learn various chess techniques, improving your game significantly. Dan is known for his ability to relay information and guidance in a clear and concise way, meaning that even someone new to chess would thoroughly enjoy this experience.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8pm, depending on Daniel King's availability.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8pm, depending on Daniel King's availability

Other Useful Details:

This experience will last approximately 1-2 hours.

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

A Knight To Remember: Game Of Chess For One With Grandmaster Daniel King At Knight's Bar