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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Almira Skripchenko visits Orphanage in Moldova

My best friend Almira Skripchenko sent me a few photos from her visit to an orphanage in Moldova.

Almira is originally from Moldova, but now lives in France. She was Women's European champion in 2001, three-times French champion, and represents France since 2002. Almira was rated as high as third woman in the world with a FIDE rating of 2498. She holds the titles of Woman Grand Master (WGM) and Men's International Master (IM).

She visited the kids orphanage #3 of Kishinev and was greeted by the traditional bread and salt.

Almira brought many presents for each kid: chess sets, books, and sports shoes.

Almira also gave a big TV to the orphanage. Every kid was very happy and excited to see a famous chess player and promised to start playing chess as for the next time Almira comes be able to give her a hard time over the board.

The article in Russian about this goodwill visit can be read

It's great to read such great news. If every day one such event would take place somewhere in the world there would be many more happy kids in the world.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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  • At July 29, 2009 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous OlivierEVAN said...

    Thank you Almira to give your time for the good cause, thank you very much! (via Twitter Forward

  • At July 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Almira is is cute see

  • At July 30, 2009 at 5:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It seems Skripchenko does quite well at poker also, not bad:


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