The Joliet Louis Mall will host “Chess Day 2020,” a family-oriented event from noon to 5 p.m. March 15 in the promenade of the mall, located at 3400 Mall Loop Drive in Joliet.
The event is free to the public and all families, friends and students are invited.
This year’s event will feature a special guest, chess grandmaster Timur Gareyev, who is currently ranked 16th in the United States. Timur will be blindfolded while he faces off against 15 players at once in simul game that includes seven members from the Joliet Central High School Varsity Chess Team.
“Chess Day 2020” also features a five-minute blitz tournament, which is open to all players, students and families.
Additionally, boards will be set-up for the casual or avid player, along with multiple games, prizes and free gifts.