GM Elshan Moradi sits at a chess board wearing a red shirt and a grey fedora

Sony teams up with US GM and helps CIC

GM Elshan Moradi Abadi was the second Iranian-born chess grandmaster to join the highest echelons of competitive chess by hitting a rating of 2600 FIDE. He now lives in North Carolina, USA, with his

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Return To National Chess Camp!

When COVID-19 struck many of our favourite activities came to a stop. CIC’s founder Ted Winick, has created many chess events and initiatives over the years, including National Chess Camp, founded fourteen years ago

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Chess superstar to visit CIC Chess Camp

Maili-Jade Ouellet is a chess player from Saint-Lambert, Québec, just across the St Lawrence from Montréal. She won the Canadian Women’s Chess Championship in 2017, when she was just 15. She won the Continental

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Remembering Ted Winick

Talking Chess to Life™ is a video series with Michael Sutton and George Supol. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at some of the thinking we put into our own game here at CIC. As we

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Talking Chess to Life™

Talking Chess to Life™ is a video series with Michael Sutton and George Supol. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at some of the thinking we put into our own game here at CIC. The first

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Happy Birthday Mark Bluvshtein!

We are thrilled to wish Canadian Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein a happy birthday! Mr. Bluvshtein distinguished himself in the chess world as a young man, winning numerous tournaments in Israel. After moving to Toronto, he

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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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