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Children's chess tournament in the library

 

On Saturday, April 27, there was unusually noisy at the Center for Chess Culture and Information of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology —the children’s chess tournament dedicated to the 74-th anniversary of the Great Victory was held there. It was for the first time that many of the young participants found themselves in the unique place that preserves the history of the ancient intellectual game. The schoolchildren were welcomed by famous Yuri Averbakh, Soviet chess player, a personality of Russian and world chess world, international grand master, chess composer, international arbiter for chess and chess compositions, Merited Sports Master of the USSR, USSR Champion, the oldest of living world grand masters.

 The novices and advanced chess players, students of Bitza Sport School and of other Moscow clubs, in particular that of Troparevo-Nikulino district of Moscow, etc., attended the feast. Thus, the same morning Suleiman Gorchkhanov played a game of multiboard chess vs. Radzhabov sisters at the Intellect Aristocracy Club on Nikulinskaya, 19 (dead hit 1:1), however Suleiman played without one rook.
There were girls among the tournament participants, e.g. the floc of Valery Danilovtsev, international master who teaches chess at School No. 281; it was for the first time that Natasha Omelai, Liza Lukovenko, Dina Kuramshina and Anfisa Tatarova participated in a real chess tournament and they were very excited.
Most of the participants were invited to attend by Igor Vladimirovich Glek, international grand master and honored coach; he also finalized the results. The family of Venediktovs of Troparevo district became the multiwinners of the chess tournament at RNPLS&T. Seven year-old Savva became a winner, 9 YO Nil took the third place, and their father Vadim was blessed by Yuri Averbakh to defend his thesis “The game of chess and religion” which was symbolical on the Orthodox Easter eve. Elena Polyakova, mom of Savva and Nil Venediktovs, also played chess within the tournament for the first time — though not at the Library; it was blitz at the Intellect Aristocracy Club.
Twenty boys and girls played in the tournament, and every player was awarded the recent book by Yu. Averbakh as a prize.
Remarkably, the 2nd place was taken by another Troparevo student, Kolya Dubrovin, School on Vernadsky prospect.
After the tournament, the kids made themselves acquainted with the exhibits of the Center of Chess Culture and Information and captured this amazing event in photos.