Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

Saint Louis Chess Club

4657 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session.  Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess, including:   Read More

Human Chess Match at Ballpark Village

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis will host a unique Cards and Cubs-themed "human chess" match at Ballpark Village on Thursday, May 15. Following a "blitz game" with Grandmasters Ben Finegold and Robert Hess, a local Girl Scout troop and Boy Scout troop will serve as human chess pieces as the Busch Stadium II Infield is transformed into a giant chess board.

The game will include commentary by U.S. Championship commentators Maurice Ashley, Yasser Seiawan and Jennifer Shahade. 

There will also be six interactive tables for the public to experience chess puzzles and free play positioned around the large human chessboard. Tony Rich, executive director of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, will emcee the event. 

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium II Infield. Free and open to the public.

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Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages