GM Mark Bluvshtein reflects on professional chess
After many years as a strong amateur chess player, Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein spent the last year trying out the life of a chess professional – devoting the year to training for (and playing in) major international chess events, ending with the recent World Cup. Near the end of that experimental year, he reached a decision: to hang up his chess skates and apply his competitive chess skills to the world of investment banking.
During this year as a chess pro, he also helped launch the Annex Chess Club. Thanks for your support, Mark. We wish you well in your new endeavours!
His final reflections, posted on his blog, are worth reading.