Asa Hoffmann Lecture at Spectacle, Tuesday March 22nd @ 8 p.m.

Brooklyn 64 is sponsoring a lecture by legend Asa Hoffmann this month at Spectacle. The event space is suggesting at 5 to 10 dollar donation per guest, and the topic will most likely be uncommon opening ideas. I expect Asa will go over some of his own games in his signature witty style, quizzing the audience for ideas and variations.

Asa is a cornerstone of the New York City chess scene. He is at the Marshall Chess Club almost every evening, where he teaches, plays in tournaments regularly, occasionally lectures, and is an active member of the board. He was also formerly the vice president of the Manhattan Chess Club. To give a taste of his tactical brilliance, behold the following masterpiece in which he trounces Bobby Fischer:

Spectacle is an independent, not-for-profit theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY that screens hard to find and out of print films, silent movies, and hosts symposiums and presentations. It’s located at 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York; between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street.

By Subway:

Take the (L) train to the Bedford Avenue station, andexit on the Bedford Ave. side of the station.
Walk south to South 3rd St. (10 blocks).
Make a right on to South 3rd St. and the theatre is on your left.


Take the (JMZ) to the Marcy Ave. Station and walk West (towards Manhattan) on Broadway.
It will be 3 or 4 blocks depending on which exit you took from the station.
Make a right onto Bedford Avenue, and continue north under the bridge to South 3rd St.
Make a left onto South 3rd Street and the theater will be on your left.

By Car from Manhattan and points West:

Take the first exit (“B’way W.”) from the outer roadway on the Williamsburg Bridge.
Stay to the right, and you will exit on Broadway headed west towards Manhattan.
Continue to stay to the right, and make a right turn onto Bedford Avenue.
Continue about 4 blocks up to S.3rd St.
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