Monday, June 22, 2015

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 25 June 2015

Opening Reception—Battle On The Board: Chess During World War II
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Introduction and remarks by Emily Allred, assistant curator, World Chess Hall of Fame

Open to the public. Complimentary valet, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
RSVP to Erica Kelly at

Though chess is often perceived as a game of war, it also serves as a means of passing long hours or as an aid in recuperation for members of the military. Battle on the Board: Chess during World War II provides insight into how a game modeled upon battle can provide a sense of home and community as well as demonstrating the dramatic changes the war brought to the game.

The exhibition includes prisoner of war chess sets from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Museum of the United States Air Force, archival material from the John G. White Chess Collection at the Cleveland Public Library, and highlights from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108


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