Chess Lecture by GM van Kampen at Concordia Club (Kitchener) May 2nd

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  • Chess Lecture by GM van Kampen at Concordia Club (Kitchener) May 2nd

    The Concordia Chess Group is pleased to announce a chess lecture by GM Robin van Kampen.

    Topic: My Memorable Games

    Time/Date: 8 pm to 9:30 pm, Thursday, May 2nd

    Location: Jaegerstube Room
    Concordia Club
    429 Ottawa St S
    Kitchener, Ontario
    N2M 3P6

    Cost: $10 to general public
    Free to members of the Concordia Chess Group

    Contact: Stephen Humphreys

    Information about the Concordia Club:

    Ample free parking is available. Enter at the lower level door to the Shenke restaurant and staff can direct you to the Jaegerstube. The club’s restaurant is open to the public. Thursday Night is Chef's Night: 2 can dine for $22.00!

  • #2
    Great choice! GM Van Kampen is top 100 in the world and has a nice positional style. How did you manage fo find him? Is he currently visiting Canada?


    • #3
      Concordia Club member Brent Golem alertly noticed that Robin van Kampen's twitter feed listed his location as Waterloo, Ontario. We asked if he would be willing to do a lecture, and he agreed!

      Interested readers can check out his Wikipedia entry: and a sample lecture at:


      • #4
        One week to go!


        • #5
          Looking forward to it!


          • #6
            Tomorrow's the day!


            • #7
              Twenty players attended a fascinating lecture by Robin van Kampen at the Concordia Club last night. The main subject that he explored was how to connect and learn from similar structures arrived at in different games. Audience participation was enthusiastic, and we enjoyed snacks and coffee that were made possible by a donation from an anonymous sponsor! Also, many thanks to Robin!

              All in all, a very enjoyable evening.


              • #8
                GM Robin was open, friendly, and down to earth with endless discussion at dinner. The lecture was very revealing discussing opening ideas, strategy tailor made to the positions (the whys), tactics and resulting checkmate attacks. GM Robin was open to discussing all variations and coaxed all levels of players into contributing. Very entertaining! Thanks.