Friday, August 19, 2005

IM Perelshteyn Lecture on New Book

On the evening of Wednesday, August 24th, the BCC has invited IM Eugene Perelshteyn to deliver a lecture on material from his new book "Chess Openings for Black, Explained." If you have difficulty with the Black pieces (and who doesn't) or like new chess books (and who doesn't) you shouldn't miss this one. Eugene is an extremely strong player and an excellent coach and teacher. He will be bringing copies of his fantastic new book which will be available to buy and to have signed. You won't want to miss this one!

When: Wednesday, August 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Boylston Chess Club
Admission: Advance–$3/5 (BCC members/non-members), At the door– $4/6

Drawing from his freshly-published work on the openings for Black, IM Eugene Perelshteyn will present an overview of topical openings and their usage, provide some pointers on how to study openings, and give us the inside story of the writing of the book.

Recently graduated with an M.S. in computer science from UMBC, IM Eugene Perelshteyn is back home in Swampscott, Massachusetts where he is pursuing the GM rank in international chess competition and a career in computer science. As captain of UMBC's Chess Team since 1998, he led the University to five outright or shared world titles, two consecutive years as champions in the "Final Four" of College Chess, and also represented the United States in various World Junior Chess Championships.

Perelshteyn faces GM Joel Benjamin at last year's U.S. Championship

Eugene now holds two GM norms and a FIDE rating of 2507. His other past accomplishments include 1st at the Generation Chess International (over GM Ehlvest, GM Christiansen, et. al. in 2003), U.S. Junior Champion (1999), New England Champion (1997), and Massachusetts State Champion (1996).

Light refreshments will be served.

Adapted from the August 15th BCC Newsletter and the Event Flyer (Paul MacIntyre)

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