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31st Annual Chess Event and Exhibition at RCC

31st Annual Chess Event and Exhibition at RCC

Chess grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik at last year’s event.

free and open to the public

DATE: March 26, 2019

Rockland County, NY - Rockland Community College hosts its 31st annual Chess Grandmaster Challenge on Tuesday, April 2 from 12:30 - 3 pm, in Room 3214 of the Student Union Building. International grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik will play up to 25 opponents simultaneously at the challenge event.

RCC students, faculty and staff as well as Rockland County high school students, are invited to challenge the chess grandmaster. Those who want to view and observe the grandmaster in action are also welcome.

Many agree with RCC math professor Peter Arvanites, who calls the Chess Challenge “one of the highlights of the academic year,” at Rockland Community College.

Sagalchik welcomes players of all ability levels. Chess sets will be available for players, or bring your own. Entry is free for students. Faculty and staff asked to contribute $5 to the RCC Chess Club. Refreshments will be available and free for players and spectators.

For more information, please e-mail the faculty co-advisors to the RCC Chess Club: Peter Arvanites at or Janna Liberant at


Susan Lyddon, VP of Institutional Advancement
845-574-4595 or 347-840-1247