Chess Simul with a Master
When: Saturday, November 15th 2014
Start Time: 1:30pm (arrive early to ensure entry)
Where: Vassar Campus, Rockefeller Hall, Rooms 101 and 104
Who: William Fisher, USCF 2497 (Senior Master)
Cost: $10 entry fee (refreshments will be provided)
Senior Master William Fisher (in the top .2% of all US tournament chess players) will be giving a simultaneous exhibition (simul) at Vassar College, hosted by the Vassar-Chadwick Chess Club.
Information and Rules
In a simul, participants are seated with chess boards in a formation that makes it easy for the Master to reach everyone when walking around the room. All seated participants play with the Black pieces. To start each game the Master will make his first move as White on every board, moving around the room. Only the Master moves in this first rotation. When the Master gets back to your board, you make your move and the Master responds. You do not move again until he comes back to your board, but once he is at your board you should play right away to help move things along.
The game ends when one side resigns, checkmate is delivered, or a draw is agreed (etiquette states that the Master should make the draw offer – which a participant is not obligated to accept).
Seating is limited, and preference will be given to current USCF members.
Vassar-Chadwick Chess Club will provide boards and pieces but quantities are limited. Please bring your own chess set if you have one.
For more information, contact the club (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit our website for updates and other event details (www.vassar-chadwick.com).