On May 15, in the Vatan park, a session of the simultaneous game of Russian checkers was held, in which anyone could take part. During the event, 250 simultaneous games were held. The Head of the Ufa Administration Sergei Grekov proposed to host the tournament. Today he also played with Tamara Tansykkuzhina.
In addition, the famous drafts players of Bashkortostan acted as seancers in the event.
«I am glad to welcome everyone to the world capital of checkers - Ufa. That is right, because 5 out of 6 reigning world champions in this sport live and train in Ufa, and today they all participate in this unique event.
Checkers is an amazing game. We start playing it when we are very young and have been playing it all our lives. I wish you all a bright game and victories. Ufa - in the queens!» said Sergei Grekov at the opening of the tournament.
In turn, Tamara Tansykkuzhina, on behalf of the fans of intellectual sports, expressed her gratitude for the holiday presented to them.
«In Warsaw, we proved that the Russian, Bashkir checkers school is the strongest. This is our common victory. I hope that the tournament will become traditional and we will meet more often, » she said.
The participants who played in a draw with the masters, or beat them, were awarded medals and valuable prizes from the organizers - the Administration of Ufa and the regional branch of the Republic of Bashkortostan of the All-Russian public organization «The draughts Federation of Russia». In addition, all the participants of the tournament received commemorative certificates.