“Chess is everything: Art, Science and Sport”, the Russian Anatoly Karpov and the international master of chess once says. And, indeed, it is an activity that involves, simultaneously, imagination, logical thinking, calculation, the competitive spirit and self-improvement.
Learning some keys of this sport and training the mind are the goals of the Workshop “Taller de Ajedrez” organized by Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva, which will take place on Saturday 6, 13, 20 and 27 August, from 15:00 to 18:00, at Hindenburg 683 (Providencia).
This activity, free of charge, is open to the general public from the age of 10 and older (children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult). The only requirement to participate is to know the piece’s movements.
Damaris Abarca will be in charge of the workshop. She is the Chilean Female’s National Chess Champion and member of the Women’s Development Committee of the International Chess Federation for Latin America.
At the end of the cycle of four classes, will be performed a mini tournament where opponents can test what they have learned. In addition, those who obtained a minimum attendance of 85% will receive a certificate for their participation.
Registration is free (limited places). Send us an e-mail to: email@example.com or by phone (562) 2881 8674 for registration.
An ancient game
While there is no clarity regarding the exact origin of chess, the story takes its beginning in the Indus Valley in India, around the sixth century A.D. Originally known as Chaturanga, or The Army Game, quickly spread along trade routes, reaching Persia, and from there to the Byzantine Empire, later spreading throughout Asia. Then, due to the conquest of Spain by Islam, chess appeared in Europe between the years 700 and 900, although records show that also it was practiced by the Vikings and Crusaders returning from the Holy Land.
Within its heritage collection, Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva owns a chess game made by a meticulous technique of filigree, resulting in a carving wood chess. It was a gift for the ex-President Eduardo Frei by Zalman Shazar, President of Israel (1963-1972) during his visit to Chile in 1967. The object can be seen in the library at Casa Museo, better known as “La Moneda Chica”.
Chess Workshop at Casa Museo – Taller de Ajedrez
It is aimed to the general public from the age of 10 and older. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva. Hindenburg 638, Providencia.
Schedule: On Sunday 6, 13, 20 and 27 August, from 15:00 to 18:00 hours.
Registrations: (562) 28818674/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: The only requirement to participate is to know the piece’s movements.
Free registration. Limited places.