World Chess Hall of Fame to open in St. Louis

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 7:35 a.m. CDT; updated 11:46 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 31, 2011

St. Louis — Another chess attraction is opening in St. Louis.

The public can catch the first glimpse of the World Chess Hall of Fame on Sept. 9, with several events planned to mark its move from Miami to a building across from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.

On Sept. 10, Boy Scouts will act out the roles of rooks, bishops and knights in a giant human chess game. NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff also will present a chess board he took into space. The board will be displayed in the new attractionlocated in the city's Central West End.

Visitors there also will be able to see chess sets from around the world.

Admission to the World Chess Hall of Fame is free year-round.

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