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International Grandmaster to Challenge 25 Students Simultaneously

International Grandmaster to Challenge 25 Students Simultaneously

International Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik plays 25 students simultaneously at the SUNY Rockland Community College Annual Chess Event. Photo by C. Fournier, RCC.

International Grandmaster to Challenge 25 Students Simultaneously
at 21st Annual Chess Event at SUNY Rockland Community College

 

Public invited to watch

 

Suffern, NY - Twenty-five students from Rockland County high schools and Rockland Community College are invited to play simultaneously against International Chess Grandmaster and Pan-American Intercollegiate Champion, Gennady Sagalchik, at Rockland Community College.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center, RCC, Suffern.

Chess Event

Admission: Free and open to public

 

Twenty-five Rockland County high school students and RCC students are invited to play chess against International Chess Grandmaster and Pan-American Intercollegiate Champion, Gennady Sagalchik.  Prizes will be awarded to the final three players. The event attracts students 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, Mathematics, at (845) 574-4767, parvanit@sunyrockland.edu or Janna Liberant, Associate Professor, Mathematics, at (845) 574-4513, jliberan@sunyrockland.edu

 

Stay informed: sign up for RCC's free monthly e-newsletter of events by visiting www.sunyrockland.edu and clicking into the "Sign up for events newsletter" button on the lower right. Suffern campus map: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/about/campus-guide/map

 

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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.

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