20 May: Super Saturday
Saturday was a rest day for the players in Moscow, but there were many other events going on in the city and some of them had to do with chess, so your @Chessurfer actually had a very busy day. This is a short teaser with few pictures, later this week I will present full picture galleries of: the Kasparov simul on Friday; the Grishuk-Kuka Robot match; the exhibition of chess photos and chess pieces in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow and the fascinating Blondes vs. Brunettes match in the legendary Central Chess Club.
So, I went off with Hans-Walter Schmitt and the girls and we decided not to walk but to take the car today.
First stop of the day was Strastnoy Boulevard to see the Chesska vs. Kuka Monstr robot chess match. The winner of that match, played six blitz games against top GM Alexander Grishuk.
..and the winner was KUKA Monstr…no not cookie monster. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_Monster.
Next stop was the Multimedia Art Museum (http://www.mamm-mdf.ru/en/) on Ozthozenko Street, to see beautiful chess sets and great photos.
And the last stop of the day was Gogolevskiy Bld. where I attended the match “Blondes vs. Brunettes”, a blitz match with very good female players like European Champion Valentina Gunina. The “Blondes” won 39,5-24,5.
And then there was the Champions League final, the Museum Night in Moscow and the Dutch festival. Super Saturday, indeed!