Roland wins the first Online Rapid!

It was at least a start into online chess for Letzi! Roland was able to win the first rapid tournament ahead of Dimitris and Roger

Roland Löhr
Dimitrios Leventeas
Roger Loup
Massimo Maffioli
1½ (ohne Spiel)
Julien Cretin
Janusz Barczyk
0 (aus 2)

Next week June 16th we plan to organize an online blitz tournament – Please register to our team “SC Letzi Zürich” on!


Update to the current Situation – SC Letzi goes online!

Dear Chess Friends,

Even though the situation is getting better, we are further under the influence of the Corona-Virus. Unfortunately, we still cannot play in our venue Pflegezentrum Bachwiesen. All events there have been cancelled and the house is closed for the public.

But also the team events are suffering: The SMM 2020 has been cancelled and the last round of the SGM 2019/20 is postponed to September 5th.

Most probably, you are keeping yourself up-to-date with one of the various online activities.
Also our club opened at a team “SC Letzi Zürich”, which is being administered by our tournament director Roger Loup. An account at is for free and as well the first choice of the Swiss Chess Federation.
The upcoming Tuesday we will start with an internal rapid tournament over a distance of 2 hours – we are looking forward to your registration!
There are more events to come as well as with different time formats!

Here is the link to our team at

And this is the tournament on June 9th starting at 19:00:

There is lots of chess going on in the internet:

  • Checkout as the Swiss Chess Federation organizes online tournaments and offers video lessons!
  • There are several commercial sides like, and where you can play chess, follow GM tournaments or improve your chess with video series.
  • But have a look at the homepages of other clubs as well – many of them are offering open online tournaments now.

However – hopefully, we will meet each other soon again over the board!

All the best and stay healthy!
Roland Löhr
P.S.: In case you would like to play already in June an open tournament in Wil:

Information about the current situation

Dear Chess Friends,

I don’t have to write a lot about the current situation around the Corona-virus.

Chess at Letzi and in Switzland has been more or less closed down. The last round of the SGM and the first of the SMM season have been postponed by the SSB; the start of the Zurich Stadtmeisterschaft is as well cancelled.

Currently, it is not allowed to visit the Pflegezentrum Bachwiesen to play chess; however, we are in discussion to find another venue or maybe even to start internal online tournaments.

We are in close touch with the federations and will inform you as soon as there are news!

Please check out the following links for further information (mainly in German):

Besuchsverbot in den Pflegezentren

Information vom SSB zur letzten Runden der SGM und ersten der SMM

Link zum Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)

All the best and stay healthy!

Roland Löhr

Zurich Chess Federation – new link to the ZSV homepage

Please note that the link to the homepage of the Zurich Chess Federation (ZSV) has been changed:

You can find the invitation to the Zurich Chess Championship there as well:

The tournament will start April 1st 2020 and will be played again in the Kirchgemeindehaus Enge, Bederstrasse 25.