Air Conditioning

While Conditions such temperature settings are not typically relevant to a chess arena, as chess is an indoor, non-physical activity.

However the temperature in the playing area should be comfortable for the players and not interfere with their concentration, but there is no specific temperature setting that is required or recommended for chess play.

In general, a temperature range between 20°C to 26°C is considered comfortable for most people, but the specific temperature may vary depending on individual preferences and other factors such as humidity, air circulation, and clothing worn by the players.

Keeping this in view Chess Arena have state of the art HVAC and Air Conditioning systems installed to make sure not only players play comfortably but also so that the audience, referees and other technical assistance staff and workers are comfortable.


Lighting is an important factor in a chess arena, as it can affect the players’ ability to see the board and the pieces clearly, and can also influence their mood and concentration. Generally, the lighting in a chess arena should be bright enough to provide good visibility, but not so bright as to cause glare or eye strain.

The type of lighting used can also make a difference. Natural daylight or full-spectrum lighting that simulates natural light can be beneficial, as it can help reduce eye fatigue and enhance the players’ mood and alertness. However, in some cases, artificial lighting may be necessary, and in these cases, it’s important to choose lighting that is bright, even, and free of flickering or other distractions.

In general, it’s a good idea to test the lighting in a chess arena before a match or tournament to ensure that it is suitable for play. If possible, players should also be given the opportunity to adjust the lighting in their playing area to suit their individual preferences.

More factors

There are several other factors that can influence the playing conditions in a chess arena, including:

  1. Noise levels: Players need a quiet environment in order to focus on the game, so it’s important to minimize background noise as much as possible.
  2. Seating: Comfortable chairs and tables that provide a suitable height and position for playing the game are important to avoid physical discomfort and fatigue.
  3. Air quality: Good air quality is important for players to stay alert and focused, and can also help prevent the spread of illness. It’s important to ensure that the air in the playing area is well-ventilated and free from pollutants.
  4. Sound equipment: The arena needs a form of sound system and speakers for announcements and break time entertainment, this needs to be perfectly designed and placed so that the players are not startled with it.
  5. Time controls: Chess games are typically played with a set time limit, so it’s important to ensure that the clock is accurate and easy to read, and that the time controls are set up correctly.
  6. Tournament rules: In a competitive chess tournament, it’s important to ensure that all players are aware of the rules and regulations, including the format of the tournament, tiebreakers, and other relevant details.
  7. Broadcasting: The broadcasting team need to be less intrusive and not interfere with the players or their personal space.
  8. Refreshments: Chess games can be mentally taxing, so providing refreshments such as water, tea, or coffee can help players stay hydrated and alert.

Overall, the goal of creating suitable playing conditions is to ensure that players can focus on the game without distractions, in a comfortable and supportive environment that allows them to perform at their best.