Kaluga Festival - September 12-14, 2006

Four current and former World Champions responded to the invitation from checkers enthusiasts in the Russian city of Kaluga to participate in their Checkers Festival. The festival was a tremendous success, the grandmasters conducted simuli matches at factories and clubs, many children (of all ages) got a chance to see and play the legendary players. Later on the four grandmasters played against each other and then they participated in the open blitz tournament.

I am sure you recognize this player - the 2000 World and APCA Champion Ion Dosca of Moldova.

Also participating were:

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In there click on arrow above the large picture to see other pictures.
I especially like picture #7 - it is just adorable how the two kids look up to Mr. Dosca :)