NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – At the Eastwood Mall, a group gathers at the food court on Saturdays. They meet up each weekend to play chess.

They bring out their own chess boards every Saturday morning.

Typically, they start playing around 8 a.m.

While the shoppers begin to stream in, the group keep their focus on the game. The players have a great deal of experience as well.

“I’ve been playing chess for 40 years with a 20 year in-between, but we just enjoy playing chess,” said Richard Gisbon, one of the chess players.

The group usually plays util noon.

They welcome anyone who wants to come out and play.