Grand Opening – Monday October 18
Featuring a celebration of the Canadian chess olympic teams, highlighted by a guest lecture from GM Mark Bluvshtein, Canada’s youngest-ever International Grandmaster and our top board at the recent Chess Olympiad in Russia!!
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GM Mark Bluvshtein’s lecture will feature:
- Extended discussion of his recent Olympiad experience in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
- Analysis of the game in which he defeated former World Champion GM Veselin Topalov, knocking him from 2nd to 3rd in world rankings
- Extended analysis of his exciting last-round game against GM Nikola Djukic, where Mark sacrificed his Queen, then an exchange, then a knight to ultimately reach a won endgame
- Discussion of what lies ahead in Mark’s career, including his participation in the “Wimbledon” of chess: the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands in January 2011
$20 entry for non-members; free entry for members. Join the club!!!