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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #41

    Bronco70

    Thanks for the pics corrijean

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #42

    corrijean

    You're welcome. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #43

    netzach

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #44

    corrijean

    It is a very nice building. It is in an old neighborhood, and the brick is very typical for the area.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #45

    netzach

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #46

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks very much Everyone for all of the photos and updates ! We certainly have a good idea what the Hall looks like. Thanks again. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #47

    cabadenwurt

    I just received my new issue of Chess Life and there is an ad shown which mentions that the Bobby Fischer display at the World Chess Hall Of Fame will continue thru to August 12th. This is part of their rotating series of displays, just a heads up for anyone that happens to be in St.Louis now or in the near future.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #48

    Conflagration_Planet

    Good night all.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #49

    AlCzervik

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    I just received my new issue of Chess Life and there is an ad shown which mentions that the Bobby Fischer display at the World Chess Hall Of Fame will continue thru to August 12th. This is part of their rotating series of displays, just a heads up for anyone that happens to be in St.Louis now or in the near future.

    A chess hof in St. Louis? I have a friend that goes there often to see the Cardinals. I'll have to ask him about this.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #50

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the posts. Yes after the tech bubble burst and the fallout from those problems it became necessary to move the Chess HOF and St.Louis is indeed the new location for the Hall.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #51

    cabadenwurt

    Just saw a interesting photo in the July 2012 issue of " Chess Life ". The photo was taken in front of the St.Louis Chess Club ( near the Chess HOF ) and shows GM Hikaru Nakamura holding a standard size King. The catch is that Nakamura is standing beside a 14 foot plus tall Chess King that is now in the Guinness World Record Book. The Giant King is 6 feet in diameter and weighs 2,200 pounds, a bit difficult to move that piece from position to position  lol.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #52

    JoseO

    I just hope that they have better luck in St. Louis than they did here in Miami. I remember that it was located in a business zone and there was no direct way to get to it. Even though the large rook on the side of the building was viewable from the high way, you had to go through this set of weird roads where it was easy to get lost if you did not make the right turn.

    I enjoyed it while it was here in Miami and the live chess match replay of the Morphy game played in the theatre was a great event to attend. The displays were also fun.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #53

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the info JoseO. Several people who have visited the new HOF also left posts here and it seems that things are off to a good start. Let us hope that the HOF has found a long term home in St.Louis. 

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #54

    cabadenwurt

    I was recently looking thru the December issue of Chess Life and came across a article on an interesting collection of Chess  artifacts located in Cleveland. This is the John G.White Collection that is located at the Cleveland Public Library ( it is the largest Chess Libary in the World ). In addition to the huge number of Chess books and periodicals in the Collection some rare items are also on permanent display ( eg: Bobby Fischer's original scoresheets from the XIXth Olympiad of 1970 which was held in Siegen, Germany ).   

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #55

    AlCzervik

    A couple of weeks ago I was in St. Louis for work. I was only there Monday to Friday. After looking at the HOF site on google and their own site, there were two different sets of hours of operation. So, I called on Monday, and received a recorded message that stated the dates the HOF would be closed-for August. This was the first week of December. I was able to leave a message, so I left my phone # asking for their hours. Three days later someone finally called back to tell me their hours are 10-6. 

    I don't have anything against St. Louis, but it seems like one would have to take a vacation or holiday to go see the HOF. And I've never met anyone that said, "I' have next week off work, I think I'll go to St. Louis!"

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #56

    AndyClifton

    Spudnik did (and then he never came back).  Let this be a warning to us all.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #57

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the recent posts. Sorry to hear that the HOF is having problems with the info on their web-site. As for visiting St.Louis, if I had the chance then I would go there in the Summer while the Cardinals are in town and see some Baseball as well as visiting the Chess HOF. Smile 

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #58

    AndyClifton

    And don't forget stopping over to see beautiful downtown East St Louis. Laughing

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #59

    AlCzervik

    Now that would be something you might not come back from.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #60

    corrijean

    It's on the other side of the river.


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