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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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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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Wesley So Wins the Opera Euro Rapid!

Filipino-American Grandmaster Wesley So coolly sailed to victory in the recently completed Opera Euro Rapid, the latest tournament in the online Champions Chess Tour. The event ran from February 6 to 14 online, and...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

At CIC we’re always happy when girls join our clubs! While the professional chess world is still dominated by men, women have made fantastic strides in the game over the last century. Most notably,...

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P.A. Day Chess Day February 14 2020

  A terrific day filled with chess and other activities for young chess players from SK to Grade 8. We offer three programs: a day specially tailored for the youngest set; a casual section...