Chess is hard to follow unless you're close to the players or the match is broadcast on television or online.
Or their moves are displayed on a giant board.
On Sunday, July 22, professional chess players will compete in the Coventry P.E.A.C.E Park on a conventional board, and their moves will also be replicated on a big board for easy viewing.
Cleveland Heights resident and United States Chess Federation National Master David Allen will take on chess Grandmaster Anatoly Lein at 2 p.m.
"Grandmaster" is the highest title a chess player can earn from the World Chess Federation, and "National Master" is awarded to players who achieve a rating of 2200 in the USCF.
So these guys are good.
Profiles of the players participating in the Chess Alfresco event are included with this article, courtesy of Steve Presser of and the Coventry Village Special Improvement District. The Coventry P.E.A.C.E Park is located at the intersection of Euclid Heights, Coventry and Washington, near the former Coventry School.