Join Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian for complimentary cocktails, appetizers, and an in-depth analysis of the beautiful games played by American chess phenom Bobby Fischer. In addition to games played against Soviet Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship, Var will review Fischer's spectacular 1961 win against the tactical genius Grandmaster Mikail Tal, Fischer's 1971 unprecedented 6-0 wins against both Grandmasters Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen, and his final qualifier against Grandmaster Tigran Petrosian. Watch virtually on our YouTube channel!
Armenian-born American Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian earned his grandmaster title at the age of 20. He was the US Junior Champion in 2003, the winner of the World Open in 2002, 2004, and 2007, and helped the U.S. win the Silver Medal at the 2009 World Team Championship. Akobian is also a two-time USA Olympic bronze medalist and the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Chess Championship.