Friday, August 31, 2007

Major Chess Workshops and Exhibition


CONTACT: Cory Chandler,
(806) 742-2136

Chess Champion Sisters Conduct Free Exhibition, Workshop

Teacher workshop and simultaneous exhibition to highlight activities

Ready to match wits against a world-renowned chess champion? What about two?

Texas Tech University’s new Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) on Sept. 3 will host two free events in the basement of the College of Education building. The event is co-hosted by the Knight Raiders Chess Club and sponsored by Mr. Jeff Smith and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

Events include:

Workshop for teachers to teach chess in the schools (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)


Grandmaster Susan Polgar – A Chess Curriculum for Schools
International Master Sofia Polgar – Teaching Children Chess
FIDE Master Paul Truong – Tournaments
Dr. Haraldur Karlsson (tentative) – Role of Computers

Polgar-Polgar Simultaneous Exhibition
5 p.m.-10 p.m.

As many as 100 players will compete against Sofia and Susan Polgar, two of the biggest names in chess. Pre-registration is requested; preference will be given to children and young adults.


Hal Karlsson, advisor, Knight Raiders Chess Club, (806) 742-3130, or
Paul Truong, director of marketing and public relations, SPICE, Texas Tech University, (806) 392-0758 or
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