TLC Presents: Extreme Chess at Vanier

In some of the most exciting chess moments ever at Vanier College, Andrei Moskvitch, Vanier student and Quebec chess champion under 18, took on 12 players simultaneously on September 29 in Vanier's Student Mall. With a large crowd in attendance, Andrei went on to defeat 10 of his challengers. 2 other players, Christian Constantinescu and Lautaro Fernandez, managed to wrest draws from Andrei. As players were defeated, Andrei invited others from the audience to challenge him.

Andrei described the match as "really fun." He found some good players at Vanier and he especially liked the attitude of the players - open and gracious.

Andrei honed his skills in Russia where he learned to play chess with his uncle at the age of 5. He attended summer school for the improvement of his chess skills in his youth. Andrei came to Canada 4 years ago.

Andrei collaborated with the college Learning Centre in organizing this event. Andrei has been invited to participate in the World Junior Chess Championship to be held in Barcelona, Spain, October 23 to November 7 and he had turned to The Learning Centre to help him with his costs. The Extreme Chess Match was the result.

Andrei's goal at the World Junior chess Championship is to become a Grand Master and in this World Championship, he will do his best to represent Canada.

We invite you to view some photos of the Extreme Chess event taken by student photographer Norcello Agtarap.