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Chessfest returns – Sunday August 10

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Chessfest returns to Toronto’s waterfront

Sunday August 10, the first annual Harbourfront Chessfest presented by Scotiabank returns to the North Exhibition Common.

  • Visit the Chessfest page for full details
  • Register your child entering grades 1 to 7 in the Harbourfront Kids’ Tournament through the Chess Institute of Canada for a $5 entry fee

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront

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Meet Chess Queen Yelizaveta Orlova

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WNM Yelizaveta Orlova

Women’s National Master Yelizaveta Orlova will hold court once again at the third annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest on June 25-26.

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As an ambassador for the game, Queen Orlova meets young players and shares her love of chess.

Accomplishments

Yelizaveta Orlova was a member of the Canadian Women’s Olympiad Team in 2010 and 2012. She is 5-time Canadian Girls’ Champion, 6-time Ontario Girls’ Champion, and 2-time Toronto Women’s Champion.

Read more in the Toronto Standard article, “Meet Yelizaveta Orlova, Canada’s Teenage Chess Ambassador.”

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Yelizaveta Orlova
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Does your dad love chess?

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This Sunday June 15, Father’s Day, bring your dad to the first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank.

Play the Grandmaster, enter the Blitz Chess Championship, play against the Blindfold Master, and meet the Chess Queen. Luxury chess sets, face painting, dress-up, and more.

Bring the whole family to the North Exhibition Common, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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“I can beat all of you at once – blindfolded”

It might seem like a bold claim, but FIDE Master Hans Jung from Kitchener, a renowned blindfold master, will attempt to defeat five opponents simultaneously, while blindfolded. This is one of many amazing spectacles and events at this year’s Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank, June 15 at the North Exhibition Commons at Toronto’s waterfront.

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Hans Jung, playing blindfold chess

Accomplishments

FM Hans Jung has given more than 100 blindfold simultaneous exhibitions of at least 10 boards, including playing 26 boards simultaneously at a mall in London, Ontario, in 1993.

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Registered Players

Adrian Chin
George Supol
Howard Alter
Daniel Alter
Jonathan Alter

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Play the Grandmaster at Chessfest

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Pictured in the iconic photograph “Grandmaster at work” (2010) by David Farrant, GM Bator Sambuev is a Russian-Canadian Grandmaster.

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Play the Grandmaster

On June 15 at the first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank, GM Sambuev will be playing 16 games simultaneously. Sixteen players will have the privilege of playing a game against this illustrious Canadian Grandmaster.

Tickets are now on sale for $25 for the initial sitting of 16 players. If seats become available with sufficient time left to play a game, there will be buy-ins available for $20 on site.

Proceeds from the event will support this year’s Canadian Olympiad Team at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway.

Accomplishments

GM Sambuev won the Canadian Championship in 2011 and again in 2012, qualifying for the 2013 World Cup. At the World Cup, he defeated Russian Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich, who is currently ranked 30th in the world.

GM Sambuev is an active player in Canadian events. He played in the 2014 Toronto Open at Annex Chess Club just this April. He is also the top-rated Canadian by CFC rating. He has been selected again for the 2014 Canadian Olympiad team.

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