War Games: Chess
Chess Is One of the World's Oldest Games, and Today Elegant and Unusual Sets Are Valued as Collectibles
Nicholas M. Dawes
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96
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The national groups within Chess Collectors International occasionally get together between conventions. In April, members of the U.S. contingent were scheduled to attend a special exhibition of sets and books at the Cleveland Public Library, which houses the world's largest collection of chess books.
The programs for the conventions are, in general, written in both English and the language of the host country. This year, organizers are planning to do something a little different. "We want to produce a collector's book with [reproductions of] ads from the cigar, liquor and other industries that have used the game of chess to advertise in newspapers and magazines," says Sarisohn. The program will be distributed to members of Congress and other dignitaries, in addition to convention attendees, with proceeds from program advertisements going to help teach chess to youngsters in the nation's capital.
The Washington convention will be held from Oct. 23-27 at the Vista Hotel on M Street. For more information on the convention or Chess Collectors International, you can contact Dean at 18900 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48075, or call him at (810) 424-8340.
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