many spectators enjoyed the game from dolores park. color commentary from local chess instructor eric simms kept us in stitches. many folks playing pieces and other documentarians took photos of the game, you can see them on our fotolog.
estonian chess sensation liina vark took white in the chess game in dolores park. ms. vark was considered one of the highest rated junior players in europe before relocating to the US. play through one of ms. vark's games.
ms. vark was pitted against NM charles gelman. mr. gelman has won or tied for first in four national scholastic chess championships and competed in the U.S. Junior Closed Championship in 1997. play through one of NM gelman's games.
special thank to courtney utt for hooking up the t-shirts in san francisco. every piece recieved a souvenir t-shirt depicting the role played in the game. additional thanks to thanks to estonian chess sensation liina vark and virginian national master charles gelman, who played the master game in dolores park. they played an especially interesting game, despite various distractions, beer runs, and excited dogs in dolores park. special thanks also to eric hicks and academic chess; who provided a canopy, tables, chairs, and a general bonhomie for the game in the park.