International Grandmaster Challenges 25 Students
International Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik plays 25 students simultaneously at the SUNY Rockland Community College Annual Chess Event. Photo by C. Fournier, SUNY Rockland.
International Grandmaster Challenges 25 Students at 22nd Annual Chess Event
at SUNY Rockland Community College
High school chess players invited to play
Suffern, NY - International Chess Grandmaster and Pan-American Intercollegiate Champion, Gennady Sagalchik, will challenge 25 high school and RCC students simultaneously at SUNY Rockland Community College.
Tuesday, April 13, Noon - 4 p.m.
Student Union, Room 3214 (second floor)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Students from Rockland County high schools and RCC and are invited to play against International Chess Grandmaster and Pan-American Intercollegiate Champion, Gennady Sagalchik. High school students must contact Professor Arvanites at (845) 574-4767 or email@example.com to reserve a spot. The event attracts students, parents and faculty alike. Many attend simply to watch the Grandmaster in action.
Gennady Sagalchik was born in Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia in the former Soviet Union. He has played since age three and began formal study at age ten at the Soviet Union's most prestigious chess schools. By the time he was sixteen, he began winning international tournaments. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1991, continuing to advance up the ranks of chess experts.
A graduate of Borough of Manhattan Community College and Brooklyn College, Sagalchik's goal is to popularize chess in the United States and to help introduce chess into the schools’ curriculum at all levels.
The Chess Event is sponsored by the Rockland Community College Student Government Association, the Office of Student Involvement, and the Chess Club.
More Info: Peter Arvanites, Professor of Mathematics, at (845) 574-4767, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Janna Liberant, Associate Professor of Mathematics, at (845) 574-4513, email@example.com or visit: www.sunyrockland.edu
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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.