The grand opening for the Morthy Chess and Culture Center is Friday, April 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. This nonprofit center will be a hub for chess, chess games, chess camps and chess lessons.
The grand opening will be celebrated with music, food and, of course, chess. Events this Friday are free and open to the public.
The center is named for Paul Morphy, a chess master from New Orleans considered the most brilliant player of the mid-1800s, whose influence on the game is still felt today.