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Friday, May 19, 2017

Checkmate

"Checkmate came to English via the Arabic phrase shah mat, “the king is dead,” declared at the end of a chess game. Full credit, though, really goes to the Persians, who introduced chess to the Arabs, along with the winning phrase. In old Farsi, the phrase meant something like “the king is helpless”; mat already meant “died” in Arabic, so the phrase turned more, shall we say, decisive."

Chess Club 
Wednesdays, July 5. August 2. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm. 
Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Ages 5 and above.