Harvard-Stanford Seattle Online Chess Tournament and Noam Elkies Lecture

A competitive tournament between Harvard and Stanford along with a talk from a Harvard Chess Master.

Guest Speaker

Noam David Elkies is an American mathematician and professor of mathematics at Harvard University. At the age of 26, he became the youngest professor to receive tenure at Harvard. Elkies is a composer and solver of chess problems (winning the 1996 World Chess Solving Championship). One of his problems is used by the famed chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky in his book "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual". He holds the title of National Master from the United States Chess Federation, but he no longer plays competitively. In 1994 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich. In 2004 he received a Lester R. Ford Award and the Levi L. Conant Prize. In 2017 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

About the tournament

We are hosting a joint online chess tournament with the Stanford Club of Washington. This tournament is open to all ages, so feel free to register your whole family! The tournament will be run "arena" style with a time control of G/10. We'll play from 1pm-2:30pm followed by a talk by chess master and mathematician Noam Elkies from 2:45pm-3:15pm. We'll host a follow-on tournament after the talk for those who want to play more from 3:30pm-5pm.

Please visit https://lichess.org/tournament/9PPF6o6n for more details. You will receive the tournament password and URL for the talk the day before the tournament begins.

Please note that you will need a lichess.org account, which can be created for free, to participate. You will receive the tournament password and URL for the talk the day before the tournament begins. Please visit https://lichess.org/tournament/9PPF6o6n for more details on the tournament format. 


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Time:  1pm - 5pm PST

Ticket Price:  FREE! Details to follow




Questions? Please email Michael Bervell, President of the Harvard Club.

We will also be opening up this event to members of the Stanford Club of Washington.