40 Player Simultaneous Chess Exhibition with Chess Master Eduardo Loyola

Chess master and San Antonio resident Eduardo Loyola will play 40 matches at once in an exhibition set for the Central Library on Saturday, March 29 from 1-4 p.m.

Originally from Cuba, Loyola is a current resident of San Antonio, and one of the top-ranked chess players in the U.S. In 2009, the U.S. Chess Federation listed him as one of the top 100 players nationally. He took first place in the 1998 statewide New Mexico chess championship, and has played in numerous simultaneous chess matches.

The event is free and open to any chess players who would like to challenge Loyola. Prospective players must register in advance, and must know the rules of chess- including castling and en passante. The first 40 registrants will be given the opportunity to be one of the players to challenge him. Unregistered spectators are also welcome to come and watch.

To register for the exhibition, and for a list of rules, visit the calendar of events at MySAPL.org or http://bit.ly/1gCQb3R, or call 210-207-2500.

Each participant that defeats the chess master will receive a personalized trophy.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Monty Holcomb at mholcomb@sanantonio.gov or 210-207-9170. Media inquiries should go to Marcie Hernandez, Public Information Officer, at marcie.hernandez@sanantonio.gov or 210-207-2614.