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January 2014 - Grandmaster Lecture

Grandmaster Lecture by GM

Jesse Kraai

Join the Kenosha Chess Association for a free book reading and lecture by chess Grandmaster and author Jesse Kraai. 

Jesse Kraai earned the title of chess “Grandmaster” in 2007.  At that time he was the first American in ten years to win the coveted GM title.  He recently published his first novel, Lisa, A Chess Novel.  Jesse is a graduate of Shimer College and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Did you know that Magnus Carlsen from Norway recently won the title of World Chess Champion?  At the age of 22 he recently defeated previous world champion Viswanathan Anand over 10 games in Chennai, India in November 2013.  Jesse Kraai will provide an overview of the selection (playoff) process for the world champion final match, how the world championship final match was conducted, and guide us through one of the key games between Anand and Carlsen. 

The event will conclude with a question & answer session.  Jesse will be selling signed copies of his book after the event.  Light refreshments will be served.


When:  Friday, January 24th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm


Where:  LakeView Technology Academy, 9449 88th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI

              Enter the “Commons” area on the northwest corner of the building


Who:     All ages are invited to attend.  Children under the age of 9 must be supervised by an adult.


Cost:      Free!


Inclement Weather:  We will follow the KUSD policy.  If schools or after-school events are cancelled it will be posted on web site .


For more information, visit Jesse Kraai’s web site


Sponsored by the Kenosha Chess Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote chess education and activities in the greater Kenosha area.  (

Allan C,
Jan 20, 2014, 9:41 AM