Tony, the oldest regular chess player at the Kitchener tables. Age 85 he is still strong, alert and active. I took this picture today as he was in the midst of his games.
I spent a day engaging the public at Chessfest 2019, Toronto's largest outdoor Chess Festival.
- Hans Jung
Alameda Central in Mexico City near the Palace of Fine Arts. Showing their love of chess.
Photo credits: Los Santos Portillos
In the video (see link above) Speed Chess (5 minutes per game) between Master vs. Expert (for those who are new to this kind of chess).
Famous Bobby Fischer Tables near Venice Beach (actually close to Santa Monica pier), California. Lots of room for action.
This chess park is actually more than 50 years old. My cousin played there when he was in high school in the 1960's. Bobby Fischer played in monthly speed chess tournaments there with select master opponents from the late '70's to the early '80's.
This chess community, mentioned in the link above, is OLD NORTH ST. LOUIS. A chess community supporting outdoor chess tables is the best way to have regular participation at the tables. It is even better than having a facilitator, although outdoor chess tables should at a minimum have a chess facilitator.
Photo credit: St. Louis Public Radio article and The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis