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Grandmaster Sam Shankland will be teaching two exclusive seminars at the Berkeley Chess Center. The first seminar will be on December 14th and the next one on January 25th 2020. GM Sam Shankland is a Berkeley Bishops alumni and we are very happy to have him back to teach. Each seminar will have only 10 participants. This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best chess players in the world.

Sam won the US Chess Champion and reached the elite level by breaking 2700 (FIDE rating) barrier. He is a mainstay of the US Olympic Team, a two-time Olympiad Gold Medalist (2014 and 2016), and the winner of several international tournaments. Sam not only excels as a chess player, but also as a trainer and author. GM Shankland has worked as an analyst for the reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen.

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