Chess has a special place in St. Louisans’ hearts. Not only do we have a rich and storied history with this challenging game, we also have the World Chess Hall of Fame right here in town! More than just a building, it houses fascinating artworks and even presents concerts. The remarkably active STL Chess Club supports the sport in all its aspects. Not long ago, the Director and Curator of both organizations came in to chat. This interview, Part I of the conversation, focuses more on the Hall of Fame; Part II on the Club.