The event went extremely well. It was a great success with around 500 people in the afternoon at the Palace of Arts http://www.mupa.hu/index.jsp.
Over 120 got the opportunity to challenge my sisters and me in the simultaneous exhibition. Among them were a number of celebrities such as Ivan Fischer (the world famous conductor) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Fischer, Pal Schmitt (in the picture above) http://www.schmitt.hu/ the Chairman of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Istvan “Koko” Kovacs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istv%C3%A1n_Kov%C3%A1cs and many others.
Among the Grandmasters who came to visit include Portisch, Benko, Pinter, and Bilek, etc. Our 1988 Olympiad Team Captain IM Tompa was also there. He reminded me that next month will be the 20th anniversary of our 1988 Olympiad Team Gold which ended the dominance of the Soviet Women in Chess Olympiad.
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