Saturday, March 9, 2013

IM Mark Quinn Lecture and Simul

International Master Mark Quinn will be paying us a visit on Thursday March 21st at 6pm for a chess simul and lecture. For those that don't know, a chess simul is when one person goes around the room and plays multiple opponents at the same time. Mark is currently ranked #6 in the country and has represented Ireland in the Chess Olympiad seven times (no big deal for us of course, is it, Hannah?). The chess simul has limited places, so if you would like a go at trying to beat Mark when he's at a slight disadvantage, email chess@csc.tcd.ie. His lecture will follow the simul and will be on a comparison between Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen. Garry Kasparov is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. His feats are incredible. In January, however, a new person, Magnus Carlsen, made headlines by beating Garry's all-time highest rating. Magnus in 2004 became the second youngest Grandmaster in history (he's since become the 3rd). He's 22 now and playing incredible chess. How does he compare to the great man Kasporov? Come on March 21st to find out! (Room yet to be decided).

IM Mark Quinn in action
Visit Mark's website at  http://markquinnwriter.com/chess.html

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