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Inaugural Lecture at World Chess Hall of Fame

SAINT LOUIS, October 3, 2011 — The World Chess Hall of Fame presents its inaugural lecture on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Renowned collector Dr. George Dean will give a lecture on his unparalleled collection of chess memorabilia.

“Chess Masterpieces: One Thousand Years of Extraordinary Chess Sets,” will explore the history and significance of Dr. Dean’s extensive collection.

For more than 50 years, Dr. Dean and his wife Vivian have traveled the world acquiring rare, beautiful and culturally significant chess sets, including those currently on view in the World Chess Hall of Fame’s second floor exhibition, Chess Masterpieces: Highlights from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection.

Dr. Dean will give attendees a rare inside look at his spectacular collection, highlighting special pieces and sharing his experiences as a collector. Following the lecture and an exhibit walk-through, Dr. Dean will sign copies of his book Chess Masterpieces: One Thousand Years of Extraordinary Chess Sets, which will be available for purchase in The Store at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Thursday, October 6
6 p.m.
World Chess Hall of Fame – 3rd Floor Gallery
4652 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

World Chess Hall of Fame

Neresheimer French vs. Germans Set and Castle Board. 1905 – 10. Hanau, Germany. Silver and gilded silver, ivory, diamonds, sapphires, pearls, amethysts, rubies and marble.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP to Claire Grothe at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.org or call 314-367-9243 ext. 105 to reserve your place.

Generous support for Chess Masterpieces: Highlights from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection was provided by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield.

For more information, please visit www.worldchesshof.org.

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