Monday, October 20, 2008

More China Photos

IM Dmitry Shneider
the very serious US men's team captain, GM Alex Shabalov


WFM Abby Marshall and WFM Shirley Ben-Dak


GM Jesse Kraai


GM Alex Shabalov, IM Dmitry Shneider
WFM Abby Marshall, GM Jesse Kraai




Dima, WFM Iryna Zenyuk











Iryna, Josh
WGM Jenn Shahade, GM Var Akobian, WFM Shirley Ben-Dak, IM Dmitry Shneider




tilt the screen




the US team
IM David Pruess, GM Var Akobian, GM Josh Friedel






WGM Jenn Shahade
Var and Ira








near: Elizabeth Paehtz, far: Jesse, Jenn, Abby

the lovely IM Elisabeth Paehtz





opening ceremony








photos taken by Alex Shabalov and Iryna Zenyuk

6 comments:

Globular said...

Hard to tell the pandas from Friedel.

:)

-Matt

phishcake5 said...

Oh to be a young world traveling chess master (one wonders what its like :) Ever consider having Abby do some guest blogging Elizabeth?

Considering the BS she had to deal with the last couple of times she blogged for CLO, perhaps a little more freedom of expression and an audience with a touch more open mindedness would be a good fit?
Just a thought.

Panda power people.

phishcake5 said...

The action shot with Kraai wearing the black beanie holding his shirt over his mug like he's about to rob a liquor store is classic.

Tom Panelas said...

They look like they're having a blast. Nice.

Anonymous said...

Not many photos of krush or pruess. I guess they are off doing their own thing.

m said...

what a wonderful trip it must have been with such wonderful people... wish I was there sigh...