Upcoming Events: International Master Malcolm Pein & MindSports Christmas Party

All I want for Christmas is y…. wait no…how about Malcolm Pein & a Christmas Party!?

IM Malcolm Pein Talk

We are pleased to announce the legendary International Master Malcolm Pein will be visiting the MindSports Centre on Monday 28th November.

Having earned the IM title in 1986, Pein has been an influence in British chess for over thirty years, in the roles of player, coach, journalist, publisher, organizer, fundraiser, and entrepreneur.

In a chess-world recently rocked by computer scandals, he is going to take us back to where it all began, the 1997 match of Deep Blue vs Kasparov followed by an “Ask me anything” Q&A. He was actually on the ground during the match working for Kasparov and IBM.

We are looking to start the lecture as soon as possible once the junior hour has finished. Entry from 7pm with a planned 7:05pm start.

IM Malcolm Pein | credit: Stefan64, Wikipedia
MindSports Christmas Party – Saturday December 17th

We are excited to announce the MindSports Christmas Party on Saturday 17th December. This will be a combined event with the Bridge & Go players, who also use the centre.

Please be aware this is a MindSports organised event – Hammersmith will be running the chess portion only. The format will be as follows:

  • 4-7pm: Chess with a Twist: We will be playing a number of different ‘wild’ chess variants to decide who will be our wildest Christmas Chess Champion.
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm onwards: Quiz Night, prepared and presented by a variety of centre users.

The event will cost £15 and places are limited so please fill out this form if you would like to attend.  Please get in touch with me if you are wanting to bring a +1 (non-member).

Christopher Skulte