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Natalia Pogonina at Moscow Chess Boulevard - 2009

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Written by Peter Zhdanov   
Sunday, 05 July 2009
Peter Zhdanov, Magic Pawn and Natalia Pogonina

It is no secret that chess is very popular in Moscow. This summer (from July, 4th to September, 6th) special open-air events are going to be held every weekend at 3 Moscow boulevards. The target auditory are chess fans who can play in tournaments for free (and even win prizes), take part in simuls, observe exhibition matches, etc.

I and Natalia have arrived to one of the boulevards by chance. We were positively surprised to see about 30 people playing chess, no matter that the weather was quite cold. The clocks were electronic and nice, while the boards and pieces were so small that it was extremely tricky to play blitz without knocking the whole chess set over and over again. We were happily chatting with two of Natalia's female chess player friends, when an odd-looking drunk man came up to us, pointed a finger at the four of us, and mumbled something like: "One of you, ladies, should be playing in the tournament!". No comments.

Natalia took her time to give interviews for a few sports channels (they were happy to see a chess celebrity at the event), then we had some fun playing giant chess and hugging with the Magic Pawn (see the new photo album). In general, I think that it's a great idea to promote chess by holding open-air festivals for amateurs. So, should you arrive to Moscow, make sure you visit one of the chess boulevards!

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