Children’s chess clinic

On Wednesday afternoon 16 November, 14:00-17:30, on the children’s floor of the Public Central library we are organising an afternoon for all children who like chess or would like to know more about it. Entry is free but places are limited, so be there on time!


14:00-15:00 and 15:00-16:00 – chess lessons by the Max Euwe Centre

Certified chess teachers of the Max Euwe Centre will teach you the basics of chess. Always been curious how to play a game of chess? Come to the children’s floor at two or three o’clock. After the lesson you can practice or play a game (maximum of 16 children per session).

14:00-16:00 – simultaneous display by Jennifer Shahade

Jennifer Shahade will play against all junior chess players (from 8 years and above) that want to play in this exciting chess simul. Jennifer Shahade is an American chess player, artist and writer of a book on chess for girls: Play like a Girl. She learned to play from her father when she was 6 years old and now she is a professonal chess player with the nick name Super Jen. She is a women’s grandmaster and was ladies champion of the USA twice. Jennifer will also give a demonstration of hulahoop chess and you can try it out yourself too. On her website you can find a fun video clip!

15:00-17:00 – digital chess

Not just at the board you can also play chess on the computer. Come and use the computers for instruction, learn how to do that and try it out yourself!

15:30-17:30 – film “Long live the Queen”

Sara buys a chess set from a friend’s father out of her pocket money. The same friend also teaches her how to play with the decorative-looking set, which comes to life in her imagination. At the same time she learns more about her father whom she has never known. Classic Dutch children’s film from 1995 by Esmé Lammers (Max Euwe’s granddaughter), starring Tiba Tossijn as Sara and Monique van de Ven as the White Queen from the chess set. The film won a Golden Calf as best Dutch film in 1996.