Chess Lecture with IM Shiyam Thavandiran


The Hart House Chess Club is honoured to present a lecture by Canada’s most recent International Master, Shiyam Thavandiran!

IM Thavandiran will give a lecture on “Prophylactic Thinking”, introducing the concept of prophylaxis by showing examples from the classics and his own games. Join his lecture and discover effective ways for recognizing your opponent’s resources and developing preventive thinking.

Shiyam’s record of achievements is long and impressive! He has won 11 Canadian School and Junior Chess Championships and he has represented Canada in the World Youth Chess Championships four times. He was awarded the FIDE Master title in 2006 and he became an International Master in October 2017! He has been voted Canada’s Chess Player of the Year twice (Fan Ballot: 2008 and 2009).

We are delighted to have Shiyam as our guest lecturer at Hart House Chess Club and we invite you all to attend his Friday lecture!

When: Fri., Dec. 8th, 2017, 7-9 pm
Where: South Dining Room, Hart House

Thavandiran Lecture