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NMSU Honors Program hosts chess events on campus

New Mexico State University's Honors Program will host a series of communitywide chess tournaments during the fall semester.

ed by Las Cruces chess champion Lior Lapid, the first event of the semester will be a chess and backgammon competition starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the commons area of the Conroy Honors Center.

Lapid, a senior at NMSU majoring in philosophy who won the National Chess Championship twice during high school, said this would "be a great time for faculty and students to challenge each other to a friendly competition."

Other tournaments during the fall are scheduled for Saturdays on Sept. 20, Oct. 25 and Dec. 6. Registration for the tournaments will start at 8 a.m.

The university chess club also will meet twice a month in the Honors Center. Lapid will present a series of talks on the game of chess, including the history of the game and some of the greatest players. Lapid is the son of Yosef Lapid, an NMSU government professor.

All events are open to the public. For more information, call Lapid at (505) 524-3201 or the Honors Center at (505) 646-2005.