Lecture by Canada’s Top Grandmaster

GM Mark Bluvshtein – February 28, 2011

When: February 28, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst St (just N of Bloor)
Cost: $20 (free for ACC members) includes coffee and casual chess after the talk

GM Mark Bluvshtein is Canada’s top FIDE-rated grandmaster, but also a local hero: he grew up in North York, attending Newtonbrook Secondary School and York University.

Mark is currently back in town, after playing in the Aeroflot Open in Moscow. This was the latest stop on his tour of top international chess tournaments, which included the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee.

This coming Monday, he will be delivering a lecture at the Annex Chess Club, featuring games from his recent tour. Annex Chess Club members were asked to select two games from four possible options. On February 14, 2011, the vote took place.

The games, as selected by ACC members, are first (with 90% of the vote) M. Bluvshtein – I. Ivanisevic, 2011 Tata Steel (13) and second (with 80% of the vote) K. Nikolaidis – M. Bluvshtein, 2010 Corsica Masters (5).

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