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Chess Program: Advanced Players Lecture/Simul (with a Members-Only Perk!)
Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street)

Saturday, August 18, weather permitting
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
(registration for Simul opens at 10:30 am, Simul might run beyond 2:00 pm)


Get tips from a master to improve your chess game, and then test your new skills at the Chess & Checkers House. Thirteen-year-old National Master James Black Jr. will give the last of three Advanced Players Lectures & Simuls in the Conservancy's annual series of summer chess programs. After a lecture, James who earned his title before his 12th birthday and just recently led his junior high school team to a victory in the high school championships will play up to 30 players simultaneously, moving from board to board, making one move at a time.


All are welcome to enjoy the lecture and cheer on Simul participants. Thirty players of any age with an official US Chess Federation rating of 1,000 or better can participate in the Simul when registered on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:30 am - 11:00 am on the morning of the event.* Boards and pieces are available to borrow at the Chess & Checkers House for anyone not participating in the Simul who wishes to play a friend.


Free. No advance registration for lecture. No groups please. Weather permitting. For more details, including information on accessibility for people with disabilities, call 212-794-4064.

*Members of the Central Park Conservancy enjoy advance Simul registration and waived rating requirements. Space is limited; online registration required. REGISTER HERE. Not yet a member? Join now and take advantage of this member perk.


Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM