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Public-images-osm logo.svg sport = chess
Chess is a popular two-player strategy board game. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: sports
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

[W] Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8x8 grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in homes, parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

How to map

Since this is a non-physical tag, it should always be combined with some appropriate (physical) tag. For example:

  • With leisure=pitch when tagging big chess-boards in the open air
  • With amenity=table when tagging public chess-playing tables
  • Some users have added leisure=picnic_table to tag public chess-playing tables, however this is inconsistent since the table is not used for picnics (see discussion page)

Photo examples

See also

  • club=chess - to mark a chess club (no need to use sport=chess in this case)


  • Priceless map A map that shows all free and public chess boards. The map is based on OSM data.