Four Time US Chess Champ Visits Skokie
Posted by Chris Wainscott, June 9, 2013 at 10:50 am
The “March of the Grandmasters” series continued on Saturday June 8th at the North Shore Chess Center in Skokie, IL with a visit by four-time US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin.
Joel entertained the crowd with a six hour lecture in which he went over what he was referring to as “Benjamin’s Greatest Hits.” This included some of the most memorable games of his 30+ year career as a professional, along with some of his best endgames from the US Championships which concluded just last month in St. Louis, MO.
During the first half of his talk GM Benjamin presented a number of his best games. Included among them was his win over Yasser Seirawan in the 1979 US Junior Championship, as well as his win over Peter Svidler, currently ranked 16th in the world, in the 1997 World Team Championship.
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