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The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

Four-time US chess champion GM Yasser Seirawan visited Dubai Chess & Culture Club to deliver a chess lecture on 19th March, 2015, just a few days before the start of the prestigious 17th Dubai International Chess Open Tournament.

The special guest and former World junior champion returned to the United Arab Emirates after nearly 30 years. In his last visit, during the 1986 Dubai Chess Olympiad, he defeated the World champion of that time, Garry Kasparov, to decide the match USSR-USA in favor of his team.

In his speech, Seirawan recounted his life as a chess professional, chess commentator, chess author and even chess creator (S-Chess) and inspired the audience of many young players, parents, coaches and chess fans with entertaining stories from the chess elite.

Enjoy the photos below, kindly provided by Mr. Saeed Shakari!

Dubai Chess & Culture Club

Dubai Chess & Culture Club

GM Yasser Seirawan always in a good mood

GM Yasser Seirawan always in a good mood

Yasser Seirawan interviewed by the former UAE Olympic player Juma Jamila

Seirawan interviewed by the former UAE Olympic player WCM Juma Jamila

IM Iva Videnova talks to the guest

IM Iva Videnova talks to the guest

Yasser Seirawan talking to the members of the Organizing Committee of Dubai Chess & Culture Club

Yasser Seirawan talks to the members of Dubai Chess & Culture Club Organizing Committee

The guest and the host exchange gifts

The guest and the hosts exchange gifts

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Executive Director of the club Mohamed Husseiny, GM Yasser Seirawan and Dubai Chess & Culture Club Manager Yahya Mohamed

Executive Director of the club Mohamed Husseiny, GM Yasser Seirawan and Dubai Chess & Culture Club Manager Yahya Mohamed

Seirawan comments on his victory against Kasparov

Seirawan comments on his victory against Kasparov

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