GM Joel Benjamin
Lecture and book signing tomorrow!
7pm Tuesday April 14th in the Great Hall
All are welcome.
Refreshments will be provided.
GM Joel Benjamin.
Benjamin is a native of Brooklyn, New York City. At the age of 13, Benjamin broke Bobby Fischer's record by becoming the youngest-ever U.S. Master. He won the U.S. Junior Championship in 1980 and in the same year he earned the International Master title. He won the U.S. Junior Championship again in 1982, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship in 1985. He earned the Grandmaster title a year later. Benjamin was the U.S. Chess Champion in 1987 (sharing the title with Nick De Firmian), in 1997, and in 2000. He won the Saint John Open I in 1988, and the 2000 Canadian Open Chess Championship. In 1999, he placed first at the QVB Chess Festival in Sydney. He was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in Miami on May 2, 2008. He is the youngest inductee. [wikipedia]