To-day is the Inventor’s Day in Hungary.


Let’s remember – for example – Árpád Élő, the Hungarian born US professor of physics and chess master, the inventory of the point system named after him, which allows the evaluation of a chess player’s playing strength, a member of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

„World Chess Hall of Fame was founded in 1984 on the idea of ​​Steven Doyle, then president of the American Chess Association. It opened in 1986 in New Windsor, New York. Its location has changed several times: from New Windsor first to Washington, then to Miami, and finally in 2011 to its current location in Saint Louis, Missouri.

In 1986, only the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame was established and owned a small museum. The museum featured some Russian chess books signed by Bobby Fischer, a silver chess set by Paul Morphy, and plaques depicting the great masters of recent times.

The museum moved to Washington in 1992, where the American Chess Association took over its management. Exhibits included a trophy won by the American Chess Team at the 1933 Chess Olympics, as well as several special chess tables and chess sets. In the museum, visitors had the opportunity to play against a chess computer. By 2001, the collection had expanded to include panels made up of members of the hall.

In 2001, the museum moved to Miami and was visited as the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Sidney Samole Museum. His exhibits have been significantly expanded with collections, books, memorabilia from major international competitions, photographs, medals, trophies and newspapers.

It has been located in its current location since 2011. In addition to the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions showcase old and new members of the Hall of Fame, notable events in chess history, tournaments, famous games, and the rich cultural history of chess. The first commercially available chess computer can already be seen as an exhibit there.

Since 2011, art performances have been held several times a year, focusing on the interaction between chess and the arts.” (souce -Wikipedia)

Update Aggie Reiter

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