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Grand Opening

Join us for the re-opening of the Chess Center at our new location in Silver Spring!

Saturday, September 8
8560 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

We will be hosting three main events:

Simultaneous Exhibition With Jennifer Yu

Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Yu is the former World Champion for Girls Under 12, three-time US Girls Champion, and the first female to win the Virginia State Championship. She will play up to eight games at a time from 10:00 am until noon.

See how your skills stack up against a world champion!


Scholastic Chess Tournament

From noon - 3:00 pm at the United Therapeutics Education Center, 1040 Spring St.

All students are welcome to play in this free tournament. Play begins at noon and ends at 3:00 pm with an awards ceremony with Congressman Jamie Raskin as the Master of Ceremonies. Trophies will be given to the top two schools in each division: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Individual trophies will be given to the top six in each section.

Play for all or part. The more you play, the more likely you are to win.


Meet Garry Kasparov

Kasparov was the World Chess Champion from 1985-2000. He is a Russian grandmaster, writer, and political activist, whom many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time. He will autograph his newest book, Deep Thinking ($20 for the book, additional $10 for a selfie or photo) from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.