Before St. Louis

batgirl

there was Miami...

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UnheathenedFat

Nice! Was this in the 20th century?

batgirl

The ad is from 2009
(btw, you can see a larger picture using "view image")

EscherehcsE

Was there anything in the rook house?

KasKarKramNiPovSky

A man's Rook is his Castle?  :-)

batgirl
EscherehcsE wrote:

Was there anything in the rook house?

It doesn't say. The World Chess Hall of Fame was located in Miami from 2001-2009.

ChessAuthor

I still have my Excalibur clock!

batgirl
ChessAuthor wrote:

I still have my Excalibur clock!

Were Sidney Samole still alive, he'd be proud.

ChessAuthor

thumbup.png Yes, batgirl, I do believe you're right.

oregonpatzer

And before Miami there was New York, with its two renowned clubs, and New Orleans, with a chess scene going back to Morphy. 

oregonpatzer

And if I hit a really big score, I've always wanted a house shaped like a giant rook.  When I tell people this and they ask why, I reply that a house shaped like a giant knight would look stupid. 

Zenrider

Didn't Fischer once say that he wanted to build a house shaped like a rook?

chessguy1012
batgirl wrote:
EscherehcsE wrote:

Was there anything in the rook house?

It doesn't say. The World Chess Hall of Fame was located in Miami from 2001-2009.

how about before that?

batgirl

Before moving into the Rook Building in Miame the Hall of Fame (founded in 1986, opening to the public in 1988)  at 3054 US Route 9W, New Windsor, N.Y. and from 1992-2001 at 1501 M St NW, Washington D.C.

chessguy1012

ok thats cool!

batgirl

 

The rook building now houses Syntheon LLC, a medical equipment manufacturer:

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batgirl

Both the New Winsor and the D.C. venues were in basement-level rooms, I believe.