Your chance to see how good your backgammon really is…
A strategy session with world class player Aref Alipour who will talk about opening and doubling cube theory, followed by supervised plays where he will gently point out your blunders.
Iran born Aref Alipour’s interest in backgammon began when he was 9 years old. Seeing his father playing backgammon with other siblings left Aref with no choice but to learn the game. After many years spent perfecting his game, Aref was crowned London Open champion for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.
Not only has he had success in UK tournaments, but also on the international circuit; winning in Gibraltar, Cyprus, Copenhagen and Istanbul.
An engineering consultant by day, he is passionate enough about the game to pass on his knowledge at night.
Housed in a majestic six-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Mortimer House has served as residency to some of the greatest cultural, literary and intellectual figures of the 20th century and now provides a new experience for those who wish to create, work and unwind in equal measure.
Founded upon a philosophy of providing holistic balance in work and life, it is intended to satisfy the needs of both the head and the heart.
Mortimer House is also home to ground floor restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen, serving exceptional Mediterranean cuisine which attendees of the Cerebral Sessions can enjoy before or after classes.