|Coach Carlsen teaching kids at camp in New York (August 2012).|
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.