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Pictures from the B’ROOK’LYN CHESS FESTIVAL.

This past Saturday, Aug 9th, I was happy to help with running the wonderful free chess event – B’ROOK’LYN CHESS FESTIVAL in the Dr Roland McNair Park at Eastern Parkway organized by the New York Chess and Games in co-operation with the New York City’s Park Department. The attractions of the day for hundreds of participants included free lessons, a chance to challenge a master to a speed game ( I was one of the masters to beat- congratulations to all who made it!) and a simultaneous display by Grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili who faced opponents on 30 boards at the same time. It was a beautiful day and I saw a lot of people having a great day playing chess- you can see some of that fun on the pictures below. I’m looking forward to more events like this one!

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The simul area is ready for the participants.

 

 

 

 

 

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Early morning setup of the beginner section with free checkmate lectures.

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Master Azeez with his board set up for everyone willing to challenge him.

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Azeez and other masters (Pavel, Andrey and Simon) were challenged to games all day .

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GM Giorgi Kacheishvili at the beginning of the simul. Few players ended up drawing with the strong grandmaster.

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Orange juice is known to help in playing good chess.

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Young participants anxious to see what the grandmaster will play in his first move.

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Pavel and Andrey holding the fort in the “Play the Master’ area.

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“The Skittles Pit” was very popular , players of all ages enjoyed casual games in the beautiful summer weather.

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Chess instruction in progress.

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Free lessons were popular all day.

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More of the action from the Skittles Pit.

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The man behind it all- Christian Whitted, the Director of the New York Chess& Games.

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