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World Chess Hall of Fame

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The World Chess Hall of Fame and Guinness World Records' Largest Chess Piece
Credit: Photo by Michael DeFilippo / Courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame
Artist Michael Drummond during a tour of "Being Played"
Credit: Photo by Austin Fuller / Courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame
Chess pieces from "The Staunton Standard"
Credit: Photo by Austin Fuller / Courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame
Visitors enjoying chess at the opening of "Ground Control: A Journey Through Chess and Space"
Credit: Photo by Austin Fuller / Courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) celebrates one of the world’s classic and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative programming. The organization presents exhibitions that explore the history of the game as well as its remarkable impact on arts and culture. The WCHOF has featured work by artists Yoko Ono, M.C. Escher, and Victor Vasarely; legendary photographers Harry Benson and Anne Deniau; fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Gucci, and Victor & Rolf; and Saint Louis natives Tom Friedman and Michael Drummond. These unique shows and related programs are designed to appeal to both the chess novice and expert, defying expectations and enhancing knowledge of the game. Additionally, the WCHOF is home to Guinness World Records’ Largest Chess Piece.

Along with its sister organization, the Saint Louis Chess Club, and the WCHOF’s award-winning gift shop, Q Boutique, the activities of the WCHOF have distinguished Saint Louis as the Chess Capital of the United States, a global destination for chess, art, and history lovers alike.

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St. Louis, MO 63108

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