Saturday, October 27, 2007
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).