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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Interesting exhibition on chess set to open in St Louis

Chess News & Chess Trivia Blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Even if you're not in this part of the world to attend this event, you will surely love reading about it.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis has got together with the multicultural center of Belas Artes in Soulard to host 'Chess: A Cross-Cultural Journey Through Time, an interactive exhibit on the history and artistry of chess'.

The exhibit highlights how chess originated in India and then evolved as the game spread to different places. The show includes examples of different countries' interpretations of chess and a large-scale map that illustrates the landmark events of chess over the years as well as a detailed list of world champions and their origins.

A gala reception will be held on the opening night on October 7 with performances by dancers and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The exhibit remains up through Friday, November 19, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free after opening night.

If you happen to attend it do send us your comments and we hope to get you some photographs too.

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  • At October 8, 2010 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous Mike Wilmering said...

    The event was really great! Indian, Persian and Spanish influenced dances coupled with beautiful music really complemented the exhibit! GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Ben Finegold were present and even played some chess with the attendees! I'll post some pictures soon!


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