The Chess Players

Oil on canvas, Theresa Bernstein, 1926

The painting depicts William Meyerowitz playing Weaver Adams the Massachusetts State chess champion.  Two decades later Adams won the US Championship in 1948.

Theresa Bernstein is seated in the background and fellow artist Stuart Davis is observing the game.

Rainham Chess Club meets regularly on Wednesday evenings in the centre of Rainham, Kent.

We cater for both the serious and casual player, run an internal club championship and other events throughout the year. We are affiliated to the Kent County Chess Association and field four teams in the Kent League.

League matches commence at 7.45pm, other events usually start at 8pm. New members are welcome, either come along to a Club night or contact the Club Secretary.