Chess Lecture and Simul Series: Grandmaster Joel Benjamin

Chess & Checkers House (mid-Park at 64th Street)
Saturday, August 26
Check-In: 10:30 am | Start: 11:00 am

Grandmaster Joel Benjamin

Three-time US Champion Joel Benjamin grew up in Brooklyn and earned the International Grandmaster title in 1986. In 2020, he became the first player to complete the "trifecta" of the US Junior, US Closed, and US Senior Championships. He is a three-time US Champion (1987, 1997, and 2000) and has played on several medal-winning US national teams, including the gold medalists in the World Senior Team Championship in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Joel served as the official Grandmaster consultant for IBM’s Deep Blue chess computer that defeated World Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. He is the author of seven books, including the recent publication Chessboard Combat: The Give and Take of Chess Tactics. Joel was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame in 2008.

Register in advance to secure your spot. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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