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US Championship History by GM Nick de Firmian

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:30pm

GM Nick de Firmian: 

Course 2: US Championships

Taught by 3-Time US Champion GM Nick de Firmian

The US Championship is one of the most revered chess events for American players, showcasing the very best in our country. Bobby Fischer, Walter Browne, Hikaru Nakamura, Sam Shankland, and Fabiano Caruana are all among the elite to have won the title. Among thee greats is Mechanics' Institute's Grandmaster in Residence GM Nick de Firmian, who is a 3-time winner of the title. In this class, he will talk about his US Championship victories, as well as some personal first hand accounts and games from this great event. Combining historical storytelling with dramatic games, Nick will enlighten, educate and entertain students with a bit of Americana suitable for players of all skill levels. 

Class is on Thursday's 5:00-6:30PM
Class dates: 4 classes: Oct 15 - Nov 5