American chess and poker player WGM Jennifer Shahade will be giving a talk at Annex Chess Club next Monday night. Her talk will present the Game of the Year, the immortal Ding Liren game!
Location: Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst St., Toronto
Date: Monday November 20, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Talk starts at 6:15 pm with Q&A to follow at 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for ACC members; $15 for non-members
Here’s the game:
Plus – see WGM Shahade again in Toronto on Tuesday!
Shahade will still be in Toronto the following evening for the book launch of Irresponsible Mediums: the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp. Everyone is welcome to attend the event at the Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, on Tuesday Nov 21, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The free event promises a surprise chess-themed performance – see event details on Facebook.
ACC is proud to announce a new Openings Crash Course by IM Artiom Samsonkin, starting this Monday November 20.
Strengthen your play in the opening phase of the game. Learn the concepts behind some of the most popular contemporary openings. Learn how to choose an opening repertoire, and how to study openings properly. Transition smoothly from your opening to a solid middle game. Many players try to figure out openings on their own from books and videos, but this course will allow you to have a live conversation and really get to understand what is going on in these positions from both sides.
This is an amazing chance to gain a solid foundation in practical opening study and execution from one of Canada’s top players.
This 4-week course, Nov 20 to Dec 11 at 8:15 is just $96. Or take a single class for $35. Come register this Monday!
Week One: The Italian Game
Week Two: The French Defence
Week Three: The Sicilian Defence
Week Four: The Queen’s Gambit
UPDATE: The course didn’t start on Nov 20, but a number of players seemed interested. Send us an email if you’re interested and we’ll try to re-launch it, either next week or in the new year.
Check our complete adult and kids’ course offerings this term.
The Man Ray chess set in the featured image is among the quality chess sets available from Regency Chess Canada.
NEW! Just added – International Master Artiom Samsonkin will teach you how to analyze a game of chess. Study master games and learn from mistakes and missed opportunities in your own games. The class will also look at how to use computer engines beneficially (Sept 18-Nov 6).
– 8:15 Chess Analysis with Artiom
Don’t miss out. Come check it out this coming Monday!