Special Projects

GM Yasser Seirawan Lecture Series
April 9, 2013

Lecture 1: History of Chess

In his first lecture, GM Seirawan discusses chess history, from its roots in India almost 1500 years ago to the advent of modern technology and its impact on today’s players.


Lecture 2: Yasser Seirawan – A Personal Story

Four-time United States Chess Champion GM Yasser Seirawan discusses the stories, trials, tribulations and successes of his remarkable career!


About Yasser Seirawan

GM Seirawan was born in Syria to an English mother and Syrian father. As a child, he moved with his family to Seattle, where he started playing chess at age 12. He became Washington junior champion at 13, World Junior Chess Champion at 19, and won the U.S. Chess Championships four times, in 1981, 1986, 1989, and 2000. Seirawan is also a prolific chess writer, having authored or co-authored nine books and served as chief editor of Inside Chess magazine for twelve years. In 2007, he unveiled a variant known as “Seirawan Chess,” which he promotes through exhibitions and demonstrations worldwide. 

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