Nov 10th 2022


Uncover the masked histories of chess. Join us as we occupy a precolonial lens, learning of its origins, migrations, and history in the Non-Western world. After, stay for a public chess tournament.

The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education and The Chicago Chess Foundation are proud to present: Al-Fil or Bishop? a free public event in which ACCE will give a brief presentation about the origins of chess and the Muslim influences over the game throughout history! We will then open the floor to the Chicago Chess Foundation who will run multiple games of chess: blitz style tournaments for those that interested in timed competition and casual games for those that are interested in playing for fun. Winners of games will be given 2 free tickets to Brookfield Zoo! (limited to 1 prize [2 tickets] per person regardless of how many games are won. These are a courtesy of the Brookfield Zoo in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Alliance). Attendees will be given the opportunity to take home chess books for FREE as a courtesy of the Chicago Chess Foundation. All skill levels are welcome to register.

Program Details:

7:00-7:45 – Self guided tours of ACCE / light refreshments

7:45-8:15 – ACCE and CCF Welcome and Presentation

8:15-9:30 – Tournaments, Social Hour, Giveaways



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