Chemical Warfare: Aronian vs. Domínguez

Meet and mingle with Grandmasters Levon Aronian and Leinier Domínguez before they battle it out with Chemical Warfare, an artistic chess set featured in our exhibition Painted Pieces: Art Chess from Purling London. The enclosed, illuminated chess set by artist Tony Raymonzrek requires players to wear gas masks and gloves while making moves, plus the added option of pressing a button to instantly eliminate your opponent by filling the chamber with smoke. Raymonzrek uses this unique installation to raise awareness of the competition for scarce resources and the potential to engage in extreme tactics.

Levon Grigori Aronian is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. On the March 2014 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number two in the world and had an Elo rating of 2830, making him the fourth highest rated player in history.

Leinier Domínguez Pérez is a Cuban chess Grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2002 and 2004, and the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Domínguez Pérez was world champion in blitz chess in 2008.

Free Admission. Reservations recommended. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided.

For more information or to reserve a spot please email: Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

Thursday, Sep 13 - 6:30 pm Register Now