On January 2018, the 80th edition of the Wimbledon of Chess will take place in Wijk aan Zee. To get more familiar with the braingame and the tournament, De Magneet organised an introductory Chess Workshop for young professionals.
Tournament director Jeroen van den Berg started with a very inspiring presentation about the history and culture of the event. He explained why this tournament is so important for the world of chess and Tata Steel, and told funny anecdotes about former professional participants. After lively answering all the questions of the curious audience, Jeroen gave away some of his tips and tricks of the mind teasing sport. During the final part of the workshop, our fanatic Magnet members challenged each other and tried to force a checkmate.
Overall, the workshop was informative, competitive and very good fun!
by Hugo Meijer