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Before St. Louis

  • #1

    there was Miami...

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  • #2

    Nice! Was this in the 20th century?

  • #3

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

  • #4

    Was there anything in the rook house?

  • #5

    A man's Rook is his Castle?  :-)

  • #6
    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.

  • #7

    I still have my Excalibur clock!

  • #8
    ChessAuthor wrote:

    I still have my Excalibur clock!

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

  • #9

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

  • #10

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

  • #11

    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. 

  • #12

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

  • #13
    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?

  • #14

    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.

  • #15

    ok thats cool!

  • #16

     

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

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  • #17

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

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