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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hot simul in Panama

It was very hot this afternoon while I was giving a simul to 20 players in Panama, organized by the local company Promociones Caissa. I came absolutely unprepared and already during the simul I had to put on my sun-glasses,

then I put on 60 SPF block-screen,

then I had to find a hat.
But after that everything went on very well. I finished the simul with the perfect score +20=0-0!

I had many interesting games, including the following positions, which you can have a look at.

White plays and wins

White plays and wins

As always in simuls I was playing White in both games. Try to find the best continuation for White.

Just after the simul another very important event took place. The Panamanian Chess Federation signed a special contract for supporting chess in the school curriculum and I was witness of this historical moment. I hope that chess will get its deserved place in the system of the Panamanian education and many children will get a chance to find out how wonderful the game of chess is.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



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