Simul with a CYCC champion and giant chess sets in Montreal

The Quebec Chess Federation and the Just For Laughs festival have very often cooperated in the past. This year, thanks to this cooperation, Maïli-Jade Ouellet was invited to give a simul at the Complexe Desjardins (a huge shopping mall in Montreal). Maïli-Jade is the current New York State champion (girls and boys) and has two 2013 Canadian champion titles (CMA girls and boys ; CYCC U12 girls).

She played against 12 opponents and had a great score of +6,=3,-3.  Considering that a few of her opponents were nearly of her strength, the result was quite impressive.

Meanwhile, the ''Echecs Amusants'' kept hundreds of visitors busy with their giant chess sets (see pictures). They cover many different events in Quebec and Ontario with their numerous giant chess sets and their themed activities.