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World Chess Hall of Fame exhibit, Check Please! Chess Dining & Decor

Steve Chao

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ST. LOUIS, MO — Check, Please! highlights food and drink-themed chess sets and chess-inspired tableware and utensils from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Curated by Shannon Bailey, the exhibition will be displayed until January 30, 2022.

Many of the items date from the 1960s and 1970s, when American grandmaster Bobby Fischer brought attention to the game through his phenomenal performances on the international and national stages.

The World Chess Hall of Fame, Check, Please! will also be featured as the subject of one of the golf holes in 2021 Golf the Galleries at The Sheldon.

The exhibition will also be featured as the subject of one of the golf holes in 2021 Golf the Galleries at The Sheldon. Additionally, the Central West End will be celebrating Saint Louis’ connection to the ice cream cone during the Missouri Bicentennial celebration. An exquisite loan of xxxx from xxxx will be on display in Q Boutique and later added to the Check, Please! gallery.

Check, Please! features more than 150 artifacts from the permanent collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame, including photographs, glassware, aprons, chessboards and sets, advertisements, salt and pepper shakers, menus, bar signs, serving dishes, tablecloths, kitchen towels, and alcohol vessels — all featuring or highlighting chess!

The exhibition’s overall theme presents a fantastic collection of chess items and examines how chess is incorporated into everyday life and decor.

World Chess Hall of Fame is located at 4652 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108. To plan your visit, see: https://worldchesshof.org/visit/plan-your-visit.

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