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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chess trivia weekend question: Who is this famous chess teacher?

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Hello everyone,

Guess who this chess tutor is?
He just visited the Eighth Avenue HQ as part of the Chess-in-the-Schools, a nonprofit organisation in the US, working to improve academic performance and self-esteem. HINT: He is well-known and is chess tutor to a well-know woman chess player! As a bonus question you can try and name the woman chess player too. ;)

You've got till Monday to figure it out when we would post the answer in the comments. Happy chess-y searching.

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  • At June 19, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I know I know but since no one has answered so won't spoil the fun. His zecond name (patronymic) begins with K heh heh heh

  • At June 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Definitely not Kasparov definitely not Karpov is that Genna Sosonko but then I wouldn't know much if he is American.

  • At June 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous Glenn said...

    His name is Dave. Formerly the President of The USA.

  • At June 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Chess Blog Admin said...

    Ok everyone two more days to figure this out.

  • At June 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    Viktor Korchnoi but I don't know if he taught any women chess players. Sorry I don't know that much about chess teachers.

  • At June 22, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous Glenn said...

    Ok, since no one else will answer. That is Kevin Kline. He plays Dr Kroger in the movie 'Queen to Play'. His student is 'Helene' played by Sandrine Bonnaire she is a chambermaid in a hotel in Corsica. She takes up the game after watching a couple at the hotel play.


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