1972 Fischer-Spassky Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Bobby Fischer's victory over the Russian Boris Spassky during the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship with a special event at the World's Fair Pavillion in Forest Park. The celebration is being held in conjunction with the opening reception of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup and includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a 50-board chess simul featuring 10 of the best players from around the world, and a one-of-a-kind musical performance curated by World Chess Hall of Fame's Music Director Brian Owens.

Learn more about the "Match of the Century" at the World Chess Hall of Fame's exhibit, 1972 Fischer/Spassky: The Match, Its Origin, and Influence, on view through April 30, 2023.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

5:30-7:30 p.m.

World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

1904 Concourse Drive 

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Tickets are $25 per person. Complimentary valet.

Purchase tickets HERE>

Thursday, Sep 1 - 5:30 pm