Tuesday, November 13

Meet Magnus Carlsen This Friday!

Coach Carlsen teaching kids at camp in New York (August 2012).
BREAKING NEWS!  Magnus Carlsen, top rated chess player in World, is coming to town! 

Major props to IM David Pruess and Bay Area Chess for organizing the event of the year on short notice.  Believe it or not, the 21-year old Norwegian super-GM will visit Silicon Valley this coming Friday!  The free meet and greet is geared towards children, but a limited number of adults may attend.   

World #1 Magnus Carlsen
  • What?  Q&A and Youth Simul
  • When?  Friday, November 16, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Where?  Silicon Valley Bank at 3003 Tasman Dr in Santa Clara
  • GM Carlsen will play a small simul against a few kids selected randomly.
  • Refreshments will be provided.   
  • Space is limited! Organizers reserve the right to prioritize who may attend based on their best judgement. RSVP only on Facebook. (Now closed.) No walk-ups. Priority for Bay Area Chess members.

Back in 1999, then World Champion Garry Kasparov drew an overflow crowd at Stanford.  His protege Carlsen now stands just 3 points away from breaking Kasparov's all-time record rating of 2851.  For most people, this is a unique opportunity to meet a living legend face-to-face!

Thank you to America's Foundation for Chess and Silicon Valley Bank for sponsoring Carlsen's Bay Area visit.

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