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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Some Chess in Things Other Than Chess

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Hi everyone,

Looking around for chess news we found three chess news reports of a 'different' kind. Cool enough to feature on the Chess Blog - right?

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy invited former advisor to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Joe Trippi, on the program to discuss a possible shake up in the Obama White House. Trippi used oversized chess pieces with the images of White House cabinet secretaries and staffers to represent the current administration and moved those pieces around, presumably, as Obama would in a hypothetical second term. Read more here.

Ten Eugene garden designers and landscape architects have teamed up to present BLOOM: The Art of Gardens, an exhibit inspired by gardens from around the world. The event, which continues through Mother's Day, May 13, is being held at Fifth Street Public Market and the new Inn at the 5th. Displays include Taste of Tuscany, Le Jardin Royal and Sunshine in Oregon, but the attention-getter is Game of Thrones, a giant chess board with moveable pieces fashioned out of Agave spheres at Eugene garden event.boxwood. The show is free. Read more here.

Zein Bertacchi, a passionate and gourmet cook who is often seen as the chief volunteer at the food counter during chess tournaments won a ” Best Cook” Award at the Beit Sitti Kitchen in Amman, Jordan. Zein is a Microbiologist who works at Good Shepherd Hospital in Infection Control. Through her passion and talent for cooking she has helped Chess Without Borders raise over $70,000 by selling, organizing and preparing food at Chess Tournaments along with other volunteers. Zein was one of the founders of the philanthropic movement for the chess program since its inception in 2003 when Rishi Sethi invited her to help raise funds for various charities around the world while students played in chess tournaments.Through the creative use of her talent and spirit of service she has inspired many young students and parent volunteers to join in this venture enabling the organization to win awards. Read more here.

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