May 22, 2010

Human Chess Game at the Chess Club

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosted this human chess game on Friday, May 20, 2010, in advance of the final rounds of the national Chess Championships, May 22-25, 2010. Middle school students from Innovative Concept Academy, along with St. Louis Blues player Cam Janssen and pro boxer Ryan Coyne were also in the game. Photos by Nick Schnelle.
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Craig Miller and Ed Rhomberg piece together the oversized, 32 x 32-foot chess board on Maryland Avenue before the game begins. The game of "human chess" was hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) for the upcoming final rounds of the national Chess Championships held in St. Louis May 22-25.
Craig Miller and Ed Rhomberg piece together the oversized, 32 x 32-foot chess board on Maryland Avenue before the game begins. The game of "human chess" was hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) for the upcoming final rounds of the national Chess Championships held in St. Louis May 22-25.
Students from the Innovative Concept Academy gather before suiting up in their black and white chess-piece garments. The students made up the eight pawns for each side of the board.
Students from the Innovative Concept Academy gather before suiting up in their black and white chess-piece garments. The students made up the eight pawns for each side of the board.
Human Chess Game at the Chess Club
St. Louis Blues winger Cam Janssen rallies his teammates on the white team.
St. Louis Blues winger Cam Janssen rallies his teammates on the white team.
The oversized chess pieces players hold lay on bushes before the match.
The oversized chess pieces players hold lay on bushes before the match.
Human Chess Game at the Chess Club
Players on the black team put on their matching black garments.
Players on the black team put on their matching black garments.
Players try and balance their chess pieces on one another before the game.
Players try and balance their chess pieces on one another before the game.
Players on both sides wait before the start of the game.
Players on both sides wait before the start of the game.
Players on the black team line up.
Players on the black team line up.