Chess Grandmaster making moves at Beech Hill

Posted on: 2018-07-10 10:35:00All Categories

Derry chess aficionados were given a rare opportunity to pit themselves against a Grandmaster at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel this week.


Polish ‘Woman Grandmaster’ Klaudia Kulon gave local chess lovers a chance to test their skills against her on Tuesday, July 3.


She was visiting friends - who are employees of the hotel - while on an invitation to showcase her chess skills in Northern Ireland.


The 26 year-old won the U12 Girls' World Championship in 2004, the U14 Girls' World Championship in 2006, the Women's World University Championship in 2014 and holds the coveted title of Woman Grandmaster.

Klaudia Kulon

Beech Hill owner Patsy O’Kane said it was a “privilege to host a chess Grandmaster”.


“Klaudia is good friends with two members of our staff at the hotel and we’re delighted she decided to visit us and give local chess players a chance to play against her.


“This is another first for the Beech Hill - I don’t remember ever having welcomed a chess Grandmaster to the hotel before. It’s a real privilege,” she said.


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