On 8th September, a black and white gala event will be held at Simpson’s in the Strand (the historic venue where the 1851 ‘Immortal Game’ was played)

as a fundraiser for Anatoly Karpov’s campaign for the FIDE Presidency. In deference to the venue and England’s great 19th century player, this will be titled the Staunton Memorial Dinner.

The evening will include an art show by Barry Martin, the official artist of the 1993 and 2000 World Chess Championships, a sumptuous dinner and seats to watch 2 consultation games. Although many Grandmasters and luminaries are attending, these one hour games will be the highlight of the event and people are invited to bid to play in consultation alongside each of the players. One game will be between top English players Michael Adams and Luke McShane but the other is an amazing opportunity to join the combatants of the 1993 contest as Nigel Short once again faces Garry Kasparov.

The greatest player of all time will be the guest of honour and the evening promises to be a spectacular never to be forgotten.

There will be prizes, auction items and many other exciting surprises and a limited number of tickets are available at £200 each. However, naturally these are selling fast so please hurry if you’d like to attend this unique event.

Please contact CJ de Mooi at president@englishchess.org.uk for a flyer but be aware that tickets cannot be reserved and are not guaranteed until payment is received


Date - 8th September 2010

Venue - Simpson’s In The Strand

Tickets selling fast, so buy yours today! Contact CJ De Mooi.