Category: CIC News

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Mental Health Awareness

Christine Andreopoulos lost her son Kye during the pandemic due to a mental health challenge. In memory of her son, she worked with the City of Toronto in raising money for new Chess tables...

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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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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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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...