9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

9 Queens is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through chess by making the game fun, exciting, and accessible.

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Varga Luna

(playing for 4 years)

“I became interested in chess when I was about four. I like chess bc you get to have fun and learn some things. You get to be more patient. You get to focus and concentrate. ”


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Join 9 Queens as we celebrate community chess with 9 Queens 2017 Player of the Year Liulia Cardona!

 Tucson, AZ-On Saturday April 29, 2017 from 2-5 pm, Hotel Congress will play host to 9 Queens 10th Annual Chess Fest, a community wide celebration, with special guest FIDE Chess Master Liulia Cardona.

The 10th Annual Chess Fest will feature an array of free chess themed activities for everyone regardless of age or chess experience. Most activities will be outdoors and include: beginner chess lessons, chess arts and crafts, pick-up chess games, chess puzzles, face painting, great music from AZsessions DJs, chess simultaneous exhibition game with Liulia Cardona, blitz chess, and our much loved lawn chess set staged on a giant human-sized chessboard painted on the Hotel Congress parking lot that is viewable on Google Earth! Twenty five lucky attendees will have the opportunity to show Liulia Cardona their best moves as they challenge her in a chess simultaneous exhibition of twenty-five games at the same time. A blitz chess tournament will also take place

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“Off the Rook” 9 Queens 10th Annual Chess Fest!
April 29, 2017 2:00 pm
April 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Kendra Cass
April 26, 2017