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Monday, May 21, 2012

Chess Figures of the 20th Century - Special Exhibition in Moscow

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Hi everyone,

Here is a nice article by Joy Neumeyer about a special exhibition on chess.

Until June 24 at the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, 16 Ul. Ostozhenka, m. Kropotkinskaya,
Open Tue.-Sun., noon-9 pm

It’s a chess-stravaganza at the Multimedia Art Museum, which is honoring this month’s World Chess Championship in Moscow with an exhibition devoted to the game. The exhibition features hundreds of photographs of Russian grandmasters such as Viktor Korchnoi, Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov playing in major championships and friendly matches, accompanied by detailed commentary. Vintage match posters and chess sets are also on display, including 19th-century antiques and the first Soviet set, Gorod i Derevnya (“City and Town”).

Visitors can catch two chessthemed films. “Chess Fever,” a 1925 comedy by Vsevolod Pudovkin, follows a man whose love of chess causes him to miss his own wedding; it includes an appearance by chess legend Jose Raul Capablanca as himself. “Grandmaster,” a 1972 drama featuring Viktor Korchnoi, was removed from distribution after Korchnoi defected to the West.

The museum provides chess sets for those inspired to play a match. In June, grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik will face off against children for a mini-championship in the exhibition hall; check the website for the date and time.

Don't miss it!

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