Have you had a chance to CHECK out the upcoming programs at the Antioch Branch? Did you notice the Chess humor?
Starting on October 11th at 7 p.m., we are having a 4 week program Learn to Play Chess. Nationally rated chess coaches Frank Whitsell and Ken Fee from the Kansas City Chess Club will be here to teach us how to play. Not only is it an incredibly fun board game, research says chess improves test scores on math and reading!
In the summer of 1851 in London, in the midst of the first international chess tournament, a chess game was played at a tavern not far from the tournament itself. This would eventually become one of the most famous chess games ever played. The two players were Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, both taking a break from the tournament. Anderssen made bold, sacrificial moves, including sacrificing his bishop, two rooks, and his queen to secure a victory in 26 moves.
Looking for something fun to do in August? Come join us at the Library and learn the game of chess. Research says that chess improves test scores on math and reading! Have fun while learning about chess moves, important rules and game etiquette, strategy, openings, endgame, and tactics. Nationally rated chess coaches, Frank Whitwell and Ken Fee from the Kansas City Chess Club, will be your teachers.