GM Igor Smirnov’s Holiday spirits Part-2


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designThis is the second part of the ‘Christmas special article’, where I’ll share my Holiday spirits with you. 🙂 If you missed the first part, you can read it here.

 

Nowadays people still use large chess sets….
huge chess setIn Salzburg (Austria), you can play chess on the ground. Salzburg is famous as the home town of genius composer Mozart.

Salzburg museumMozart’s room became a museum

 

Sometimes Magnus Carlsen is called the ‘Mozart of chess’, highlighting the similarity between these two prodigies.

 

It was interesting to know that Mozart’s father was a music teacher and wrote a famous book about the art of violin-play. The ‘genius’ results of his son are not so mysterious… they were a combination of proper teaching and hard work.

 

Christmas is a time of wonders.
Igor Smirnov alienWho is this alien behind me? Did he land on Earth with this massive UFO?
Olympic stadium MunichNot quite.:) The architectural construction around me is the Olympic stadium in Munich (Germany). It’s very futuristic though.

 

Nevertheless, even a gigantic opponent can be defeated, as painted on the wall in Regensburg (Germany).
Regensburg wall paintingIf you want to know how, study my new course “Defending Champion”. 🙂 On a serious note, this image showcases the Bible story about David and Goliath.

 

May this holiday season bring joy and happiness to you and yours! I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays once again, and a very Happy New Year in advance. 🙂

 

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  • ayush

    thanks for this artilce dear igor sir graet holiday of yours and great memories of your christmas tour wish you best of luck for your future teaching plans sir you are god of chess.


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