Based on hadiths quoted by Masoomeen (as), chess is considered haram and strictly prohibited, whereas some of the mujtahideens have considered playing it halal as long as there is no galmbling or money betting involved.
I’m a follower of Ayatullah Fayaz. Could you please help me with this query?

According to Ayatollah Fayyadh, it’s not permissible even without gambling or moneyالكتب/804_منهاج-الصالحين-الشيخ-محمد-إسحاق-الفياض-ج-٢/الصفحة_108