It’s Never Too Late (Or Too Early) To Take Up Chess
The game of chess is more than 1,000 years old, but it’s a game that continues to evolve and fascinate.
Right now, chess seems to be having a moment. More than 62 million people have watched the chess-themed Netflix show, “The Queen’s Gambit,” and sets of the game flew off the shelves during the holiday season.
On this episode of Talk of Iowa, a look at the strategy, sportsmanship and phenomena of chess in Iowa.
- Heidi Pierce, women and girls coordinator for the Iowa Chess Association and psychology professor at Kirkwood Community College
- Eric Vigil, Iowa Chess Association president