Author: Marcus Wilker

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CIC Turns Challenge to Opportunity in BC

In a classic case of turning lemons to lemonade, CIC has taken the opportunity afforded by the current need to use a virtual teaching approach, to extend its geographic reach. CIC is building its...

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Change of Address

After a nice long stay sharing space with our friends at Spirit of Math at 459A Bloor West, our CIC office is now moving back to 918 Bathurst. The centre has supported chess in...

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An Inside Look at CIC’s Daily Operations

As we’re coming around to the one-year anniversary of the March 2020 COVID shutdown, GM Mark Bluvshtein, the newest member of CIC’s Board of Directors, interviews Director of Operations Marcus Wilker to give you...

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GM Mark Bluvshtein Joins CIC

Chess Institute is more than pleased to announce the appointment of Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein to our Board of Directors. Mark is a professional chess player turned business leader. Mark is Canada’s youngest ever International...

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Missed Opportunities #2

Our previous column and Chess position drew plenty of interest. It was pointed out that Stockfish couldn’t find this move, wanting to play 1. … Kg5. This is a good move, but not clearly...

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Join a Virtual Spring Break Camp!

Register here Registration is now open for our 2021 Virtual Spring Break Chess Camps! CIC Chess to Life™ Instructors use video conference technology to provide an engaging, interactive experience where chess skills are developed...

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Missed Opportunities #1

Chess is an interesting activity for a variety of reasons. “Missed Opportunities” is a new series on things that are sometimes missed during games. When the clock is ticking, humans often have trouble concentrating....