Chess Lecture and Simul Series: International Master Rusa Goletian

Learn play techniques from world-renowned chess experts and put your skills to the test at the newly restored Chess & Checkers House!

Grandmaster John Fedorowicz

Georgian American chess player Rusudan “Rusa” Goletiani holds the FIDE titles International Master and Woman Grandmaster. Goletiani won the Soviet Junior Championship for girls under 12 in 1990, when she was nine years old, and that same year, she was the Soviet representative in the World Youth Chess Tournament for Peace in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In the 1990s, she was a three-time champion in her age category at the World Youth Chess Championship. After moving to the United States in 2000, she won the American Continental Women’s Championship in 2003 and the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship in 2005. At the 2008 Women's Chess Olympiad, held in Dresden, Goletiani won the bronze medal with the U.S. team and the individual silver on board three.

This event is free. Register in advance to secure your spot in the simul or the Chess for Beginners Workshop. Registration opens one month prior to the scheduled program date. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served

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