By Gary Lloyd
Saturday has been proclaimed Chess Day in the city of Trussville.
The Trussville City Council in August approved a proclamation acknowledging the date.
According to the proclamation, learning chess “is a great intellectual job and playing and studying chess can lead to a lifetime of learning, challenge and adventure.”
The proclamation states that through chess, one can learn how to analyze a situation by focusing on important facts and by eliminating distractions, chess players learn to devise creative solutions and put a plan into action.
Trussville is served by a chess club, the Country Knights Chess Club, run by its president, Pedro Pino. The club is active in Trussville’s Paine schools.
The proclamation states that chess provides K-12 students with a “unique opportunity to develop their skills and chess builds lasting friendships.”
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