Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marshall Chess Academy

The Marshall Chess Foundation announces the inauguration of the Marshall Chess Academy.

Devoted to the pursuit of chess excellence, the Marshall Chess Academy is where players can learn how to improve their games through instruction by top players and experienced teachers. The curriculum will consist of such lessons as attacking chess and sacrifices, endgame mastery, latest opening theory, strategic positional planning, practical play, and instructional games.

Admission: open to tournament players of all ages and ratings.

Faculty: grandmasters in residence Nick De Firmian and John Fedorowicz.

Sections: limited to small groups.

Dates: starting Friday, November 5, 2010 from 4pm to 6pm.

Subsequent sections: Friday, November 12th and Friday, November 19th from 4pm to 6pm. Future dates to be announced.

Tuition: $60 for the two-hour class. Discounts will be available for three or more classes, paid in advance. $250 for five sessions.

Application: call, visit, or write to the
Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011. Improve your game at the world’s most famous chess club! Sign up now. Space is severely limited.

NICK DE FIRMIAN [pictured left] is acclaimed as the world's leading expert on chess openings. He "taught" the supercomputer Deep Blue the opening moves it used to defeat world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. Three-time United States chess champion, he has also represented the United States in seven chess Olympiads and three world championship cycles.

JOHN FEDOROWICZ [picured right] is one of the leading players in the United States, chalking up victories at Cannes 1987, Sesimbra 1987, Wijk Aan Zee 1990, New York Open 1989, and the U.S. Open and the World Open in Philadelphia. Fedorowicz has captained the U.S. Olympiad team on two occasions and has frequently acted as a second or advisor to world championship candidate Gata Kamsky.