When: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: The Shops at Hilltop, Lower Macy’s Court, 2200 Hilltop Mall Rd in Richmond
Fun chess activities include a chess tournament, play on a giant chess set, causal play and chess instruction. Chess sets and clocks will be provided. Community chess is a Richmond Main Street Initiative supported event.
According to the WCCA founder TC Ball, aka the Black Knight, “Pop-up Chess is a way of creating more opportunity to expose the community to chess. Richmond has a long history of chess.” And recently has created the Main Street Community Chess Park in Downtown Richmond. “Chess gives the citizens a way to enjoy this incredible game. Some benefits are academic enrichment, some are civic engagement. Chess is the best metaphor for life out there.”
According to TC, there are benefits to kids, “Their reading improves. Math improves. Behavior improves.” When asked why their behavior changes he replied, “Chess teaches you to concentrate on your