Saturday, October 27, 2007

rizal park chess plaza


This Rizal Park Chess Plaza is right behind the Planetarium and across the Japanese Garden. I think most people who visit the park doesnt know that this place exist but it is quite popular to chess aficionados, and you can always see players here at any time of the day competing. Tables are set up with pre-designed chessboard and you can rent chess pieces and a timer if you want to play a game. This chess plaza was inaugurated on 18 October 1979, a year after the 1978 World Chess Championship was held in the Philippines (title match between Karpov and Korchnoi).

7 comments:

melai said...

hahahaha para ka palang Balintataw photoblog :) alam mo ba yun? they usually shoot dati sa Rizal Park :)

maLen said...

hello pusa, chuvaness here. now ko lang na visit tong site mo kase sa opis blocked tong blogspot eh

hehhe

nainggit ako sa jumping photoshoot mo..baboosh...see yah

Edong said...

nung natuto ako mag chess, minsan na akong dinala ng tatay ko dito para maglaro kami, para ko tuloy hinahanap sa litrato ang hitsura naming mag-ama...

iba ka talaga pusa!

oldmanlincoln said...

That is a very nice place to play chess. I like the big board too and do they also rent large pieces for people to play on that?

Nice photo. Interesting narrative.

Art L said...

Thanks for posting this. I used to
play competetive chess while in
college. This is one sure spot I will go to when I visit Manila next year.

Ely said...

chess tables at the park.

Back in Baguio, favorite tambayan yan ng mga mahilig sa chess. Kadalasan may pustahan pa.

AnaguaSoft said...

si lando pala player... minsan yang nasa left side na player na yan narinig ko sabi nya sa na daw ata pinakamalakas na players sa plaza kaya yun hinamun ko... sabi ko mama laro tayo.. yun uboshhh... heheh

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