Larry Christiansen – South Station Chess Simul

Nov. 13, 2012 – Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, 3-time US chess champion, competes against up to 25 players in a once-monthly chess simultaneous exhibition, or simul, held at South Station. The event is sponsored by the Boylston Chess Club, started in the late 1800s and now one of the oldest chess clubs in the country. Christiansen currently lives in Cambridge and says he began playing chess at age 9. Photo by Christopher Weigl.

Nov. 13, 2012 – Players contemplate their next move while Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, a 3-time US chess champion at far right, makes his way around the square of up to 25 players. The South Station simul, an event in which a high-level player competes against many at one time, takes place once a month. The event is sponsored by the Boylston Chess Club, started in the late 1800s and now one of the oldest chess clubs in the country. Christiansen said the event “brings people together in a low-pressure environment. It’s a good way to kill time before that Acela train you just missed.” Photo by Christopher Weigl.

Nov. 13, 2012 – Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, 3-time US chess champion, competes against up to 25 players in a once-monthly chess simultaneous exhibition, or simul, held at South Station while commuters wait for their trains. The event is sponsored by the Boylston Chess Club, started in the late 1800s and now one of the oldest chess clubs in the country. Photo by Christopher Weigl.

Nov. 13, 2012 – Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, 3-time US chess champion, competes against up to 25 players in a once-monthly chess simul held at South Station. The event is sponsored by the Boylston Chess Club, started in the late 1800s and now one of the oldest chess clubs in the country. Photo by Christopher Weigl.

 

Nov. 13, 2012 – Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, 3-time US chess champion, competes against up to 25 players in a once-monthly chess simul held at South Station. The event is sponsored by the Boylston Chess Club, started in the late 1800s and now one of the oldest chess clubs in the country. “I do pretty well,” Christiansen said. “I win probably 99.9 percent of the time.” Photo by Christopher Weigl.

 

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