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Area chess players will have the opportunity to get some tips from a professional chess grandmaster and trainer of champions Saturday, June 22.

Chicago-area Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev of Bulgaria is coming to Western Illinois University’s Quad-City Campus in Moline, 3300 River Drive, to put on a one-day chess clinic.

The event is sponsored by the Illowa and Western Illinois chess clubs.

Grandmaster Georgiev will speak on “Winning with the Two Bishops” and “How to Formulate a Plan.” Plus there will be an opportunity to go head-to-head against the grandmaster in a small simultaneous exhibition.

Georgiev is an accomplished grandmaster, lecturer and trainer of champions. He also served as GM-in-residence at the renowned St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center and was trainer to a former world women's champion.

The cost to attend this event is $40 for adults, $20 for those in college or high school, and $10 for students younger than high school.

For more information, contact Rick Rector by email at rrector@mchsi.com or phone 563-940-0179.

Quad-City Times​

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