Two Chess Grandmasters to play 30+ chess players Sunday at the Galt

Chess Grandmasters Eric Hansen and Robin van Kampen will be in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Galt Museum & Archives

 Eric will be playing 30+ adults and junior chess players simultaneously. 

 The public is invited to come and watch this chess spectacle.

  • Doors open at 1:00 pm and the simultaneous games will begin at 1:20 pm (until 2:50 pm).

  • Robin van Kampen will discuss chess strategy, positions, and tactics following the simul event.

  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm Robin will discuss chess positions, games, and tactics - his choice.

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm Robin and Eric will take questions and have open discussion with the chess players in attendance.

All players are welcome! Drop-in players are welcome but should email to guarantee a board.  The fee to play will be $10 for adults and free for junior players. For more information on this and on the Lethbridge Open taking place April 5-6, go to

Please share this info widely so that everyone who would like to play a grandmaster and improve their game has the opportunity!


Eric Hansen (FIDE 2587) is from Calgary and credits his junior high chess club with his start in chess. A Canadian Chess Champion, Eric is currently living in Europe, playing chess full time. He continues to improve and get stronger on the European stage. |

Robin van Kampen (FIDE 2603) is a chess prodigy from The Netherlands. He and Eric are friends and both based in Holland while they play the European circuit of tournaments.

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