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Simul of WGM Olga Alexandrova
Salle Medecin of the Casino Monte Carlo

On the rest day a simultaneous exhibition took place, with WGM and press officer Olga Alexandrova replacing her colleague Almira Skripchenko, who was feeling too tired the day before. The level of the simul was very high, and Alexandrova had to work hard to deal with the fourteen boards which were set up at the magnificient salle Medecin of the Casino Monte Carlo.  

Among the participants we shall highlight the only female, Monaco Woman Champion Svetlana Berezovska, and his Excellency Mr. Henri Fissore, Ambassador Adviser to the Minister of State of Monaco.

WGM Olga Alexandrova greets Mr. Henri Fissore and Mr. Jean Michel Rapaire

Mr. Fissore, a bridge expert, is also a declared chess fan. He showed good skills at handling the Black side of a Tartakower Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined Orthodox Defense. The game was balanced for more than two hours, but finally Black had to resign, after losing a central pawn in a very precise maneouvre of the Grandmaster.

After more than three hours of play the final result was 9 wins and 5 draws for Alexandrova. The lucky scorers were Jean Michel Rapaire, President of the Monaco Chess Federation, Jean Michel Pechine, journalist of Europe Echecs, Stephane Escafre, Arbiter Assistant, and two more representatives of Monaco chess community.
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