National Chess Day - Special Events!

FREE CHESS EVENTS on Saturday October 14 for National Chess Day. This day was designated by President Ford in 1976,  "To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages."  The Sarasota area chess community is sponsoring a Chess Day on October 14, 2017 from 1:30 –  4:30PM at the Fruitville Library.  There will be several events:

  • A rapid chess tournaments featuring 6 of the top players in the area. Led by the Hleb Zharkov, winner of many events in US and France
  • A national master and international player, Han Schut will play a simultaneous exhibition (one expert player facing a large number of challengers on separate boards, all at once)
  • A youth rapid tourney will be held
  • Rick Knowlton, the co-author of A World of Chess: Its Development and Variations through Centuries and Civilization will give a talk about this book
  • Officers of the newly formed Sarasota/Venice chess club will be available to discuss our plans for chess tournaments, casual play and lessons
  • A raffle will be held for free chess books and sets.
  • Refreshments will be served

Please come, bring a friend, a set and be ready for a game.  [If you'd like to be in one of the tournaments, please make sure to arrive a little early.]


Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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