GM Vinay Bhat's new book,


GM Vinay Bhat is making a stop at the Hart House Chess Club on Friday September 1st from 6:30-8:00 PM, as part of his book tour. His book “How I became a Chess Grandmaster”, details an unique, personal journey towards the pinnacle of chess mastery. GM Bhat will give a lecture on some of his memorable games followed by a book signing session in the East Common Room. All are welcome to attend! 

About the book: Vinay Bhat rose through the ranks of chess in the 1990s and 2000s, overcoming plateaus, competitive challenges, and academic and professional commitments, before achieving the highest title in chess. Follow Vinay’s path to improvement, and the struggles he had to go through, to carve out your own path to improvement and achieve your chess goals. How I Became a Chess Grandmaster is a personal story that entertains as it instructs. With numerous photographs and anecdotes, you can follow the inspirational rise of a young player from novice to Grandmaster.


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  • Event Website: Official Website
  • Date: Fri, Sep 1, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • Members, Students, Faculty


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: East Common Room (1034)
  • Note: Donation encouraged for general admission.
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