On Saturday, November 17th, several chess enthusiasts enjoyed an opportunity to face Zehn Nasir, a Hart House Chess Club executive and a National Chess Master, in an exciting simultaneous chess exhibition in the South Dining Room. Having South American family himself, Zehn made an inspiring presentation on why it is important to raise funds for Brazilian youth, inviting people to show altruism for a good cause (raising funds for impoverished youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
In the end, a mixture of the simul and the online campaign raised “more funds than expected, but slightly less than the target.” Chess.com bughouse star, helmsknight even made a guest appearance to add to the excitement! We would like to extend our thanks to National Master Zehn Nasir and to everyone who came out to play in the simul! The Hart House Chess Club always works to promote an equitable environment and hopes that its contribution in Rio will make a meaningful change in a less fortunate child’s life.