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Games at The Dali: Surreal Simul Chess


Mar 29, 2018 – 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1 Dali Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Map

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In conjunction with our Dali/Duchamp special exhibition, we invite you to Games at The Dali. On select Thursdays during the exhibit (February 10 – May 27), we celebrate the game playing (and gamesmanship) of Dali and Duchamp, artistic giants and friends who shared a mutual influence, despite many superficial and aesthetic differences. From strategic chess moves to diversions of alter ego creation, these two iconoclasts engaged the world in ways both playful and thoughtful, irreverent and important.

Surreal Simul Chess
In honor of Duchamp’s affinity for chess, The Dali is hosting a chess night, during which 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:

Anthony Gospodinov– eleven 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

Jennifer Shahade– Woman Grandmaster, two-time United States Women’s Champion and board member of the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis

Check-in: 5-6pm
Event: 6-8pm (games will begin promptly at 6pm)
Cost: $5 (Parking is free after 5pm on Thursdays as available)
Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Players under 16 may be accompanied by one guardian.
Tables will be assigned by lottery.




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