Most male Saigonese can play chess or Chinese chess (cờ tướng) and commonly gather to play in coffee shops around Saigon. If you fancy a quiet place with less talk, more chess and an average cup of coffee, maybe the “chess coffee” on Thép Mới Street, Tân Bình District is suitable for you. This street-side chess cafe will not guarantee players fluent in English, but since chess is a language in itself, you’ll be just fine. Chinese chess is preferred.
+84 28 3838 9487
Genius School of Chess
+84 898 985 411
For information on activities in Saigon go to Gaming in Ho Chi Minh City