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Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev coming to the Q-C on June 22

Ever wish you could tap into a grandmaster’s brain and transfer all that chess knowledge into your head?

While that is impossible, the Western Illinois University and Illowa chess clubs are offering the next best thing – the opportunity to improve your game from the teachings of an accomplished grandmaster and trainer of champions.

Chicago-area Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev of Bulgaria will entertain us Saturday, June 22 at Western Illinois University’s Q-C campus in Moline. GM Georgiev will speak on “Winning with the Two Bishops” and “How to Formulate a Plan.” Plus you’ll get the opportunity to go head-to-head against the grandmaster in a small simultaneous exhibition.

Here are the details:

Who: Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev

What: A day of chess instruction from a trainer of champions

When: Saturday, June 22

Where: Western Illinois University Quad-City Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois. Rooms 103-104, Riverfront Building.

Cost: $40 for adults, $20 for college and high school students, $10 middle school and younger. Mail checks made out to “Illowa Chess Club” to Rick Rector, 3614 N. Thornwood Ave., Davenport, Iowa, 52806.

Schedule: Registration 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

First presentation begins at 10:30 a.m., Lunch 12 pm, 1 p.m.

Second presentation Followed by simultaneous games

For more information:

Rick Rector, 563-9400179

Luis Peralta, 309-737-2890, Se habla español

On Facebook: Illowa Chess Club, Leathernecks Chess Club in Moline

Georgiev bio: He has won numerous tournaments in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. He has participated in 7 Chess Olympiads, winning the silver medal on third board in 2004 with a score of 8.5/12. At the 2014 Olympiad he served as coach for the Bulgarian women’s team. From 1998 until 2014 he worked with Antoaneta Stefanova. During that time Ms. Stefanova won the Women’s World Championship in 2004 and finished second after losing the tie break in the final round to Anna Ushenina in 2012. More recently he has been working with World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong. GM Georgiev has also served as GM in residence at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. He has played both Fabiano Caruana and World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Gens Una Sumus, Together We Are One, ¡Unidos Somos Una Familia!

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