Monday, June 18, 2007

Chess At Lloyd Center Mall

Portland, Oregon - April 21, 1973

A Chess Master visits Lloyd Center Mall in the early-seventies for an all-day exhibition match. The photos here and accompanying quotes below, are from the May 1973 edition of Northwest Chess Magazine:

"At 10:08am on Saturday April 21,1973. Senior Chess Master Jude.F. Acers of San Francisco made his first move on board 1 of a 117 board simultaneous, a World Record for number of players played all at the same time. It was 13 hours and 4l minutes later when he shook hands with the last player to resign.

The event was held in the open area of the Lloyd Center North Mall and drew lots of spectators. One could tell just where the master was by looking for the largest crowd of onlookers.

It got dark about 7:00pm and the lighting was not the best from then on. The rain gods held off until the event was over but it was rather on the cool side for last couple of hours. Bob Slayton of Lloyd Center Corp. did a lot of work to setup and promote the exhibition. He also played and was one of the last ones to finish."

Mall history: 1960 - present
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Anonymous didi said...

Chess....Zzzzzzzz...Lloyd Center Mall.....:o)

Mon Jun 18, 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Well, I actually dig chess myself. I stink at it (when I play maybe once every 5 years), but I dig it. Glad the Lloyd Center part woke you up, though, Didi! :) (Which was really the point of the post anyway, of course.)

Mon Jun 18, 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

LOL! I think I played Chess a few times and I used to like it back when I was twelve. Playing it is fun watching it however is a snoozefest. LOL!

Wed Jun 20, 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Keith i think that person meant that they thought chess was boring but they liked the mall.. lol

Fri Jun 22, 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Yeah I knew what Didi meant. I was just being a nerd and sticking up for chess--which not a lot of people do. lol

It IS quite boring to watch for all but the diehard, I agree. :D

Fri Jun 22, 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

" I was just being a nerd and sticking up for chess--which not a lot of people do. lol"

I am sorry very sorry I caused you to "stick up" for chess. LOL!

Sat Jun 23, 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Armand Rousso said...

Good idea to bring chess to everyone. Many people will get acquainted to it.

Armand Rousso

Wed Aug 29, 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Fred said...

Hey Mr. Armand Rousso when do you organise a new Chess Event in New York ? I love the last match you organise with X3D.

Thu Aug 30, 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can see my board and pieces in one of those pics! I was leaning back. I unfortunately lost (in the last dozen people as I recall) but a friend drew him.

Wed Mar 25, 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous buy cialis said...

This kind of tournaments are very difficult to see, however when there is one success is guaranteed. Chess is a classic mental sport that people love to practice.

Fri May 20, 09:20:00 AM  

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