Home Page Chess Life Online 2010 January World Team Silhouettes
|World Team Silhouettes|
|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.
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:
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.