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Armenian-American Chess Grandmaster Tatev Abrahamyan Visits San Diego

San Diego Public Library’s Downtown Chess program proudly presents international grandmaster Tatev Abrahamyan for a festive afternoon of chess history and exhibition. 

Registration Encouraged

Ms. Abrahamyan will participate in exhibition matches with local players and answer questions about her career in chess.

Chess historian Peter Hodges will give a brief presentation on Armenian chess champions and Armenia as the only country with compulsory chess instruction in its school curriculum.  

Matches will be projected live on a movie screen to enhance audience participation. 

Located in Neil Morgan Auditorium. Library contact: (619) 238-6694


This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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