Chess Forum – New York City – Radio Cooltura Escacs

Chess Forum – New York City – Radio Cooltura Escacs


Well, I made a small selection of some sites that we visited in New York, Of course related to chess.
In this photo we are in the “Chess Forum” that It is a chess shop, we are with Imad Khachan who is the owner and also organizer from this store, Imad is one of the kindest people I’ve met and Imad is from Palestinian origin and I want to say that the visit to this store was a surprise for me, that day we organized what we were going to do and
vi .. chess shop …. I do not know if you can me listen, yes … is that I hear a song, has put New York, thank you … I said, well we go to this store, we are 5 minutes, but really what we found there was amazing, I fell in love with this place, besides being able to play chess, with super friendly people, see amazing chess boards, of all models, sizes, styles, they also make artistic shows, and we were lucky that that day they did a show of comedians, we had the opportunity to see this, and also something that caught my attention is that in this There were many couples who were playing and had a glass of wine on the table, I called attention because I saw that they were not
people who would normally play chess, by body language, you realize how the pieces moved, the positions did not have a lot of sense, then talking to Imad, I explain that this store is included in a dating program, and then couples can choose different activities to your first date and one of the options is to go
to this site to play a game and take a glass of wine, I thought it was something very innovative, and on YouTube there is a video that talks about this store, you can see it if you put “The
Last Chess Shop in New York City ” see more details about this place. We also visited some parks, here for example we have the “Union Square Park” which is a park where there are many activities, not only chess, the day we went for example, there were people boxing, dancing bands, good an incredible environment, sure to any
person who likes chess and who goes New York will love being here. We continued, we also went to the “Washington Square Park”, It was special for me to be in this place, because some of the scenes of the film “Searching for Bobby Fischer”, then I really got excited about this one, this movie in case someone does not know it is from
1993, and it’s about a child prodigy who play chess called “Josh Waitzkin”,
is based on a real player, it was exciting par my being in this place. To end,
We were in the “Marshall Chess Club”, which It is one of the oldest chess clubs in the US, opened in 1915 by players led by “Frank Marshall”,
good to Marshall I’ve heard it all by the Marshall gambit, I was very excited to be in the club that he created, Marshall had the title of US champion for 29 years, that is, at the time I created the Club was champion of the USA, and something that caught my attention was that they had there the table with which he played the Chess Championship in New York in 2016, he had this club on display, this is what brought you
for today….

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