World Amateur Kicks Off in Skokie! Print E-mail
By CLO   
March 20, 2010
The World Amateur has kicked off in Skokie, Illinois with 124 players. Check out photos from round 1 and a link to standings and pairings here. Also see the official website for news on a series of events at the weeklong chess festival. More news and photos by Betsy Dynako coming soon. These shots are all by organizer and North American Chess Association founder Sevan Muradian.

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Guillermo Nieto, the son of deputy arbiter

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Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis executive director, Tony Rich

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Denitza Dragieva, the official representative of Bulgaria

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Jennifer Acon

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Mikhail Storvsky, the first person to register for the tournament.

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Bianca Jeremias, the official representative of Portugal




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Dan Mayers, the oldest player in the tournament
 
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