I think that for those of us who may live or play in areas that have a relatively high population density of Grandmasters we get to a point where we are almost taking them for granted.
We see them at tournaments. Attend their lectures. Perhaps take lessons from them. They are our friends/coaches etc.
But it’s not like that for everyone. And really, if you’re one of the lucky ones like me who interacts with GM’s all the time it wasn’t always like that for you either.
Think back to a time when you had started playing but hadn’t yet met a Grandmaster. The first time you were in a room with one you were probably trying to make sure that this wasn’t just a dream. I personally was almost pinching myself in awe.
It was like being in the same room with a mythical being, if for no other reason than it was something that I never was sure would ever really happen.
Well, for these guys it’s like that right now. They want a GM to come to their club and give a lecture/simul, but they can’t do it on their own.
The club is http://charlestonchess.org/
You can tell by their MSA page that they’re a small organization. These are exactly
S0 I’m asking everyone who reads this to just do something. Even $1 would be massive if enough people stepped up.
To you $1 is practically nothing. To these guys a GM is everything.
Let’s do this for them! I’m committed enough that I gave $50 and I’m currently not even working. For me this represents 25% of the money I set aside for personal entertainment while I look for a new job.
Help me help them. The chess community as a whole will be richer for it.
Til Next Time,
Down here is where I normally put my Patreon info. But this one is all about them, not me.