October 7th, 2009 Miami, Florida
After finally arriving in Ft. Lauderdale aiport, what do you think was the first thing I did? Hit the sunny waters at Miami Beach? Kayak the Oleta River? Mountain bike the trails of the State Park? NO. I decided to hop in my rental and go straight to the World Chess Hall of Fame (http://www.chessmuseum.org/
). I was actually excited to see it. To my disappointment, this is what I saw...
A building filled with only construction workers and empty rooms. No Fischer-Spassky world championship table. No ancient chess pieces to see. No US Chess history to learn. Apparently, it closed last month. They had a sign on the front door about moving locations and to call the museum's number or visit the before mentioned website for info. BUT (!!) that is the very website that led me there! The number they mentioned is OUT OF SERVICE!
God forbid their President, Shane Samole, does his job and makes sure the museum's website is updated so people don't waste their time traveling there.
Labels: Chess Museum, Miami, Shane Samole, World Chess Hall of Fame