SUMMER GUEST LECTURES

FORMAT

The Charlotte Chess Center will offer a series of lectures by top guest Grandmasters.  Limited seats available!

Monday, June 13

6:30pm-7:30pm

GM Jacob Aagaard

Tuesday, June 14

6:00pm-7:00pm

GM Peter Heine Nielsen

Wednesday, June 15

6:30pm-7:30pm

GM Veselin Topalov

WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center

 10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226

 

REGISTRATION

Players may register ahead of time using the registration link below. 

Walk-ins only permitted if space permits.  All lectures are expected to fill up quickly.

Lecture Format

  • 1 hour lecture followed by brief Q&A session. 

  • Great opportunity for photos, autographs, book signings.

  • Lectures will be geared towards intermediate club players.

  • Only 65 seats available per lecture - register soon

Lecturers:

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GM JACOB AAGAARD

Lead Instructor

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Scotland

  • World’s leading chess trainer and author     

  • 4-time Olympiad representative

  • Former British and Scottish national champion

  • Trainer of GMs Boris Gelfand, Sam Shankland, Sabino Brunello, Surya Ganguly, Indian women’s national team

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GM PETER HEINE NIELSEN

Lead Instructor

  • Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer, #1 Player from Denmark

  • Leading World Champion “second” (trainer) – coached Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to 8 World Championship victories, 2007-2021

  • Current full-time trainer of World Champion Magnus Carlsen

  • 7-time Olympiad representative, 5-time Danish National Champion

  • Peak FIDE Rating: 2700, #37 in the World

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GM VESELIN TOPALOV

Lead Instructor

  • World Champion from 2005-2006

  • Rated #1 in the World in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Peak rating 2816 FIDE, 2870 USCF – in July 2009, GM Topalov was the only active player rated over 2800 FIDE in the world, ahead of World #2 Vishy Anand and World #3 Magnus Carlsen

  • 9-time Olympiad representative representing Bulgaria

  • Competed in 5 Candidates Tournaments and played World Championship Matches against Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand

  • Winner of Linares, Tata Steel, Dortmund, Norway Chess Super-Tournaments and the 2005 World Championship

ENTRY FEES

Elite Chess Camp Participants: Free Entry to all lectures

*parents of Elite Camp participants receive CCC member price to attend lectures*

Monday and Tuesday Lectures with GMs Aagaard and Nielsen

CCC Members: $15.00

Non-Members: $40.00

Wednesday Lecture with World Champion Topalov

CCC Members: $30.00

Non-Members: $55.00

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Registration Link