Rogers Park

Magnus Carlsen for Amateurs

How has grandmaster chess changed in the computer era?

What does it mean to have a "style" in chess?

What can beginning and intermediate players learn from the games of the champions?

We'll discuss selected games of three great world champions from the decade after Garry Kasparov's retirement -- Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Magnus Carlsen -- along with stellar up-and-comer Fabiano Caruana, with a special emphasis on Carlsen's career. Audience participation encouraged. Open to players of all skill levels ages 7 and up. Advance registration is not required. All programs are free and run from 2 to 3:30 PM.

Carlsen and Kramnik

Nov. 15: Lozano Branch Library, 1805 S. Loomis St.
Dec. 6: West Chicago Avenue Branch Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave.

Carlsen and Anand

Dec. 13: West Englewood Branch Library, 1745 W. 63rd St.
Dec. 20: Austin-Irving Branch Library, 6100 W. Irving Park Road

Carlsen and Caruana

Jan. 10: Uptown Branch Library, 929 W. Buena Ave.
Jan. 17: Avalon Branch Library, 8148 S. Stony Island Ave.

Special Program TBA

Jan. 24: Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark St.