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Simultaneous exhibition in Ćuprija

On 5th May the central city square in Ćuprija, Serbia, was the locale of the outdoor simultaneous exhibition with the purpose of promoting chess among children.

WGM Andjelija Stojanović, three-times champion of Serbia, WIM Ljilja Drljević, national player at the European Team Championships 2011, and WIM Sandra Djukić, 2009 Serbian champion, have supported the motion and agreed to host the simul.

The organizers, Chess Club Radnički Bone and Ćuprija City Council, have insisted on inviting prominent female players in order to encourage a greater number of girls to start playing chess.

Sandra Djukic, Andjelija Stojanovic, Ljilja Drljevic, Sasa Milojevic, Ksenija Milosevic

Sandra Djukic, Andjelija Stojanovic, Ljilja Drljevic, Sasa Milojevic (Chess Club Radnicki Bone) and Ksenija Milosevic (City Council)

Kids from Zaječar, Jagodina and Ćuprija took their places opposing the Masters. The event sparkled huge interest among the children and their parents, as well as among the by-passers who paused behind the tables to follow the action.

24 boards were set but the response was enthusiastic and five more kids were added to the queue.

The ladies were very efficient to score 27 victories in a little longer than one hour. Matija Ivić from Jagodina drew against Ljilja Drljević, while Borislav Ilić from Ćuprija took a draw from Andjelija Stojanović.

National television RTS 1 recorded the event for a report in their morning programme.

Photo gallery

Cuprija simul

WIM Ljilja Drljevic

WIM Ljilja Drljevic

WIM Sandra Djukic

WIM Sandra Djukic

WGM Andjelija Stojanovic

WGM Andjelija Stojanovic

Borislav Ilić, Andjelija Stojanovic and Petar Ilic

Borislav Ilić, Andjelija Stojanovic and Petar Ilic

Kids from Zajecar and their chess teacher Vladica Simic

Kids from Zajecar and their chess teacher Vladica Simic

Kids from Jagodina - Matija Ivic made a draw with Ljilja

Kids from Jagodina - Matija Ivic (top right) made a draw with Ljilja

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