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By Betsy Dynako   
January 2, 2010
The results are in for the Holiday Silhouette Trivia! The common theme between all the photos was that they featured players who are in or on their way to Turkey for the World Team Championship, sponsored this year by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Team captain IM John Donaldson told CLO, "Everyone but Hikaru ( he comes tomorrow) is here and in good spirits. Expect updates from the scene starting on January 4th." The following photo wasn't part of the contest, but features all six players on the squad.

A group of silhouettes of the participants in the World Team Championship, Back: Ray Robson, Varuzhan Akobian and Yury Shulman Front: Hikaru Nakamura, Robert Hess and Alex Onischuk, by Betsy Dynako

The four winners of the contest will all receive one-year memberships or extensions to the Internet Chess Club: Anatoly Ostrovskiy, Sam Shankland, Joshua Gutman and Ryan Richardson.

The bonus question (What's the next tournament that all the silhouetted players plan to compete in together) winner is Andre Harding, who was the first one to give the correct answer that they will all participate (as a team) in the World Team Championship in Bursa, Turkey (January 4-13, 1st round has been  moved to January 5th.) Andre will receive a copy of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess by Francis M. Naumann, Bradley Bailey and Jennifer Shahade.

And here are the photos again, with the answers:
The Contest

Name the two players above: GMs Robert Hess and Varuzhan Akobian

Name the two players shaking hands above: GMs Yury Shulman and Hikaru Nakamura


Who is the player standing between Chris Bird and John Henderson in the photograph above? GM Hikaru Nakamura


Who is GM Josh Friedel talking to in the photograph above? GM Robert Hess


Who is Chess Club and Scholastic of Saint Louis founder Rex Sinquefield shaking hands with in the photograph above? GM Alexander Onischuk



Who is GM Tigran Petrosian talking to in the picture above? GM Varuzhan Akobian

Who is the red silhouette in the photograph above? GM Yury Shulman

Follow the World Team Championship on the official website. Also look for updates on CLO and the website of the sponsor, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.


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