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Rest day at Women’s Candidates Chess Tournament

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Rest day at Women’s Candidates Chess Tournament

The English have a saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The Womens’s Candidates Chess Tournament had a free day yesterday which gave the participants some much-needed breathing space.

A few officials and players took a trip to the Tatar village Tugan Avylym (which means “Native Village“).

Village of Tugan Avylym.
Village of Tugan Avylym.

A Tatar Khan and his wife met the guests at the main gate for a photo session, and then the guests were invited to dress in real Khan clothes.

A Tatar Khan (extreme right) and his wife (extreme left) invite their guests.
A Tatar Khan (extreme right) and his wife (extreme left) invite their guests.

There was also a sweet treat, a master class on cooking “Gubadiya” which is, a delicious Tatar pie.

Photo session with Tatar clothing.
Photo session with Tatar clothing.

The guests also took part in a traditional Tatar tea-drinking ceremony with some trivia on national traditions and customs.

Ingredients to make 'Gubadiya'.
Ingredients to make ‘Gubadiya’.

Children’s Chess Tournament

The chess tent on Bauman Street was bursting with life – a blitz tournament for children took off on June 7 at 3 pm. Thirty-two young players were divided into two groups and competed in a single elimination round. Players who won their games qualified for the main tournament, a 5-round Swiss. Those who lost continued to play in a consolation tournament.

Children's chess tournament on the rest day.
Children’s chess tournament on the rest day.

Alan Zaripov won the main event with 4.5 points. Ilmir Farukhov was second with 4 points & Timofey Grigoriev third with 3.5 points.

All players received diplomas and gifts from the organisers.

Two happy and cheerful chess players!
Two happy and cheerful chess players!

GM Sergey Shipov

Twenty young players then attended a master class by GM Sergey Shipov who is a famous Grandmaster and coach.

GM Shipov.
GM Shipov.

Links

Goryakina extends her lead in round 6.

Goryakina grabs the lead in the Women’s Candidate Tournament.

Promotional video for the 2019 Women’s Candidates Tournament done by Kim Bhari.

Opening ceremony video.

Article on the Opening Ceremony.

2019 Women’s Candidates Chess Tournament official website.

FIDE website.

Russian Chess Federation.

Draw of Women’s Candidate Tournament.