Chess is a game that challenges your wits and your memory, forcing players to think ten moves ahead in order to win. Its hard, but its nothing compared to Simultaneous Chess, which pits one chess master, Todd Bardwick, against forty people at once. It gives the game of chess some good exposure, says Bardwick, but it also offers players a chance to play against a master.
The structure of the game gives players four or five minutes to respond to Bardwicks moves before he walks around and makes his next one, giving even inexperienced players enough time to choose a tactic. Still, its not easy; Bardwick says he wins 85 to 90 percent of the games during these exhibitions. If you can muster the brains to beat him, youll be awarded a certificate to prove it.
To participate, make a move to the food court at Colorado Mills, 14500 West Colfax Avenue, today at 11:30 a.m. The games run from noon to 6 p.m.; it costs $5 to participate, but its free to watch. For more information, visit www.coloradomasterchess.com.
Sat., April 30, 12-6 p.m., 2011