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I pulled the photos that follow from the excellent website CHESS-NEWS.ru  of the closing ceremony.  ENJOY!

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Эта девушка присутствовала на турнире регулярно. Её зовут Дарья Ткаченко, она четырёхкратная чемпионка мира по шашкам.  I don’t read Russian, so I have no idea what is written.  But I can imagine: it has something to do with the mating-game. Notice that she seems to be drinking a hard-alcohol drink, while he is drinking water. Clever fellow…but mostly I like what is happening on the board to their right!  A gentleman sitting all alone, and drinking.   Or is he stalking…?!

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Plenty of booze to go around…and around…and around!  The SECRET to any Russian party!

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The expression on the winner’s face says it all!  Nakamura (far left), Topalov and Caruana seem to be doing their best to ignore what is happening…

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Caruana seems to have plans for the night!  After such a great performance in the tournament, coming so close (yet so far) he deserves some down time.

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Эта девушка присутствовала на турнире регулярно. Её зовут Дарья Ткаченко, она четырёхкратная чемпионка мира по шашкам.  Another stunning Russian beauty!

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While the grown-ups do what grown-ups do, the children do what children do best!  Notice that they are playing a Spanish opening…

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V.Topalov, former world champion.  A disappointing performance, but he will be back! I also hope that he learns a bit about colour-coordination…

2 responses

  1. Russian translation: This girl attended tournament regularly. Her name is Daria Tkachenko, she is a fourfold world champion on grains. (Of course, one has to replace grains with chess. I do not read Russian either, but reverso.net does)

  2. The top one is Darya Tkachenko. She is a Ukrainian draughts player, four times World champion in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011, and two-times European champion in 2004 and 2006, in international draughts.

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