Sunday, December 09, 2012


The man: Chess Grandmaster Larry Christiansen will take on all-comers THIS TUESDAY, December 11th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The place: SOUTH STATION (direct stop on the Red Line/Commuter Rail)

GM Larry C makes his move vs a young enthusiastic lad. South Station Simul, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grandmaster (GM) Larry Christian was born on June 27, 1956 in Riverside, California. In 1971 Larry won the National High School Chess Championship and from there went on to win the US Junior Championship in 1973, 1974 and 1975. LarryC was United States Chess Champion in 1980, 1983, and 2002. Larry also lent his talents and energy to the United States Olympiad Chess team, participating in 1980 (USA 3rd), 1982 (USA 3rd), 1984 (USA 3rd), 1988, 1990 (USA 2nd), 1992, 1996 (USA 2nd) and 2002.

GM Larry C has published 2 chess books: Storming the Barricades (2002) and Rocking the Ramparts (2004).

BU Journalism Graduate Student, Joy Lin, interviews Larry C before the event.

With a 2652 USCF, Christiansen is the highest rated chess player in Massachusetts and 14th in the USA.

The Boylston's Bernardo Iglesias (left, sitting) watches as GM Christiansen makes his move on their game. Spectators have one eye on the chess and the other eye on the electronic arrival/departure board, waiting for their trains to take them home from South Station after hard days work.  GM Christiansen is OK with the situation  if you choose to play him and you are in the middle of a game and you hear the call for the boarding of your train, so you have permission to abandon the chess game in progress without incurring Larry's wrath.

The Captain is the last man sitting, yet also defeated by Larry C. On this 2nd Tuesday of the month, there were no players who won their game or even drew. At the same time, the crowd enjoyed every minute of the chess spectacle and the participants were pleased to try their hand at chess: the Game of Kings.

So join us this Tuesday to play against one of the greats of American chess!

1 comment:

David Glickman said...

Hey, no mention of that old guy in his business suit sitting next to the "enthusiastic young lad" in the top photo?