October 27, 2024 – 2 pm to 5 pm

Chess Pieces

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Live Chess on Parliament had players dressed in their rendition of white and black chess pieces.

Live Chess on Parliament Hill happened on May 12, 2024 in the beautiful sunshine break on a rainy day in Ottawa in front of the iconic Peace Tower between 2 pm and 4 pm.  Tourists, participants, friends, families and supporters got together to play 2 spirited live chess games in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the local efforts of the Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville.

Meet the 2024 Chess Players:

Warren Eckert

Matt Paul

Meet the 2024 White Chess Pieces:

  1. King – Jason Anbara – Mortgage King
  2. Queen – Jilleen Niles – Chess Enthusiast
  3. Rook (also called Castle) 1 – Zachariah Sutton – Professional Cook
  4. Rook (also called Castle) 2 – Conor Abrahams¬
  5. Knight 1 – John Maier – Hockey Dad
  6. Knight 2 – Rong Rose Liu – Actress
  7. Bishop 1 – Joshua Lumb – Heathcare Professional
  8. Bishop 2 – Jun Jonathan Zhang – IT Professional
  9. Pawn 1 – Sonia Pacin
  10. Pawn 2 – Anbara Family
  11. Pawn 3 – Anbara Family
  12. Pawn 4 – Anbara Family
  13. Pawn 5 – Erin Paton
  14. Pawn 6 РTaji Eza РTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  15. Pawn 7 – Naomi Tominaga
  16. Pawn 8 – Monika Monique

Meet the 2024 Black Chess Pieces:

  1. King – Peter Simons – Chess Student
  2. Queen – LouLou Saint Paul – Performer (Belly Dance) and Fashion Designer
  3. Rook (also called Castle) 1 – Jean Serge Brisson – Author
  4. Rook (also called Castle) 2 – Tabitha Sutton – Beginner from Kingston
  5. Knight 1 – Erik Humphrey – Software Developer
  6. Knight 2 – Dave Baker – Musician
  7. Bishop 1 – Aaron Sokolowski – Video Game Developer
  8. Bishop 2 – Lily Benedicto – Nursing Elder Care
  9. Pawn 1 – Ellen Jesty
  10. Pawn 2 – Kathy Lutley
  11. Pawn 3 –¬† Fatehy Said
  12. Pawn 4 – Irma Angelica Gonzalez Luna
  13. Pawn 5 – Paula Gonzalez Luna
  14. Pawn 6 – Janet McParland
  15. Pawn 7 – Carlos Caceres
  16. Pawn 8 – Addie Ivanova

Come visit Parliament Hill in 2024 and 2025 for the next Live Chess game on a date to be determined to live chess drama unfold.

Pieces were awarded on a first come first serve basis. Some players were unable to attend however these people were the brave souls who volunteered to be a part of the fun.

We had alternates due to unforeseen circumstances so we had a complete board.

To become a piece please contact us.

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Make your next move!

In support of:

Donate Direct to Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville