Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yuri Averbakh Lecture Tonight at CCFC

Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, from Moscow, is the world’s oldest living chess grandmaster. His first recorded game is from 1939. Yuri Averbakh has competed against nearly every chess world champion, including Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov! His game against Kotov from what is widely considered the most prestigious chess tournament in history, Zurich 1953, is considered the most beautiful from the tournament and one of the most beautiful ever played. In addition to his innumerable successes as a player, Yuri Averbakh is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the endgame. His books on the endgame are considered indispensable classics.

Join us Wednesday, February 9th, at 7:30pm for this once in a lifetime opportunity at the Chess Club of Fairfield County! Yuri will lecture on the endgame and his own games and take questions from the audience!

Reserve your spot now by e-mailing

Must be at least 12 years of age to attend.
Fee: $10 members, $20 non-members.