Nigel Short Simultaneous, CJ de Mooi talk, book signings, 15th February 2011 at Middlesex University

" Nigel David Short is generally regarded as the strongest British grandmaster of the 20th century. Born on June 1st 1965 he started out as a chess prodigy, first attracting media attention by beating Viktor Korchnoi and Tigran Petrosian in simultaneous exhibitions at the age of ten and twelve years respectively. At the age of 14 he became the youngest IM in history, breaking Bobby Fischer's previous record, and at 16 he came second (to Garry Kasparov) at the under 20 World Junior Championship in Dortmund.
In 1985 Nigel became Britian's first ever candidate for the World Championship, and in 1993 he made it all the way to the final by beating Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman. He only lost to World Champion Garry Kasparov in the title match in London. Since then he has remained active at the highest levels of competitive chess, but has also become a chess columnist, commentator and also a coach for promising young talents. He is considered one of the most entertaining and outspoken personalities in the chess world.
In his DVDs "Greatest Hits" Nigel takes us on an electrifying journey through a very rich chess career, which saw him beat no less than twelve world champions. His experience in tournaments and matches all over the world – Short has visited a total of 89 countries – can be seen in the narratives that precede the games which he annotates with humour and instructive insights.

Video running time: 5 hours 14 min, normally £60.  Buy it now and get it signed for just £45!


COST

£40 per person admission to the event and a seat at the Mixed Simul to play Nigel Short

£25.00.00 for Juniors under 16 (parents free entry)

£5.00 for all other spectators to the simuls, talks and the book and DVD signings (entry must be booked in advance)

£45.00 for NIgel's 2-set DVD plus £3 postage and packing


Cheques should be payable to "Adam Raoof" and posted to 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY.  You can pay by PayPal to adamraoof@gmail.com.

ORGANISER
Adam Raoof (ECF Director of Home Chess), for Nigel Short and CJ de Mooi.

VENUE
Middlesex University Real Tennis Club (http://www.murtc.co.uk/),
2 Campus Way, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Junior Simultaneous Display over 30 Boards

6.30pm – 6.45pm - Nigel Short (Grandmaster) Q&A
6.45pm – 6.30pm - CJ de Mooi (Eggheads, ECF President) Q&A

DVD and Book Signings, including the opportunity to take photos with Nigel and CJ, purchase Nigel Short's Greatest Hits 2-Vol DVD for £40 (normally £60).

BREAK

7.45pm to a finish - Mixed Simultaneous Display over 30 boards

PRESS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
Please contact Adam Raoof 07855 036 537 for an invitation."

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