Chess enthusiasts are invited to hone their skills in the company of chess grandmaster Boris Gulko in the Michael Rudyak Memorial Chess Festival. Gulko, the only chess player to capture both the U.S. and USSR championships, will oversee the day’s events, which include tournaments for beginners, intermediate and advanced, as well as opportunities to play the grandmaster himself.
After winning the Soviet championship in 1977, Gulko applied for but was denied permission to leave the Soviet Union. He and his wife, Anna Akhsharumova, a grandmaster of women’s chess, became leading Refuseniks and were barred from top-level chess competitions for several years. After receiving permission to emigrate in 1986, they came to the United States, where Gulko won the U.S. Championship in 1994 and in 1999. Gulko is also noted for holding a plus score against Garry Kasparov.
Brookline residents Sam and Rufina Rudyak are sponsoring the Shaloh House chess festival in memory of their son Michael, a prominent Russian builder who loved chess. Michael died at age 47 in 2007. The family foundation champions educational causes in Russia as well as locally.
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* Registration closes on June 3rd at 12:00 am
29 Chestnut Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02135
$10.00 at the door