January 2014 Featured Chess Set
Green and White Onyx Chess Set
January’s Featured Chess Set has been loaned to the World Chess Hall of Fame by Callie Pitt. She purchased it as a gift for her father, an occasional chess player, in 1999. She says, “I had no idea at the time how much chess would be a part of my life now.” Her son is enthusiastic about chess and currently takes classes and participates in tournaments at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Do you live in the Saint Louis metropolitan area and have a chess set with a great story? Submit it for inclusion in our Featured Chess Set project! This program highlights chess sets with interesting backgrounds borrowed from chess lovers and fans of the Hall of Fame. Featured chess sets are displayed for a period of one month at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
If you would like to participate in the program, send a photo and the story of the set to Emily Allred, Assistant Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.