Dali/Duchamp Chess Day Set for March 29

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Thursday, March 29
10 am to 4 pm
Free event admission, parking $10 until 5 pm, admission to museum galleries extra
thedali.org    (727) 823-3767

As a salute to the Dali/Duchamp exhibit and the importance of chess to both artists, the Dalí Museum will host the ultimate chess game day on March 29  with special guest Jennifer Shahade, Woman Grandmaster chess champion and co-author of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess. Drop in to observe ranked Tampa Bay area chess players battle it out on the chessboard throughout the day. Additional chessboards will be available for visitors to play spontaneous games as well. Members of the St. Petersburg Chess Club, Acor Chess Academy coaches and other area chess club members will be available to coach and answer questions about the game of chess.  

“This event is a must for any chess fan,” said Dali event organizer Yvonne Marrulliere.  “They should plan to stay the entire day, see Jennifer, play with some experts, talk to coaches and see the the exhibit. We expect a packed house for the evening Simul event, so anyone interested in participating needs to make reservations early online.”

  The full day of activities will include:

Jennifer Shahade: Duchamp Through the 64-Square Looking Glass   10:30-11:30 am

 Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade will talk about Dali and Duchamp’s chess connection, explore highlights of Marcel Duchamp’s chess career, while showing some of her own projects inspired by Duchamp, such as Roulette Chess, Naked Chess and Hula Chess. Shahade is a “rock star” chess champion,  US Chess Digital Editor,  board member of the World Chess Hall of Fame, a PokerStars Ambassador and author of Play Like A Girl and Chess Bitch.

Surreal Simul Chess Night 6-8 pm (check in 5-6 pm)

 Three chess champions will each play up to 20 people at one time. For an entry fee of $5, you can play against the best:

Jennifer Shahade– Woman Grandmaster, two-time United States Women’s Champion
Antony Gospodinov– 11-year-old Chess Master, two-time Florida State Champion for Scholastic Chess and two-time National Champion
Corey Acor– Chess Master, founder of Acor Chess Academy, Florida Speed Chess Champion of 2017 and National Chess Champion

Sign up in advance at thedali.org/event/games-dali-surreal-simul-chess/