My Favorite Chess Picture



 I've collected chess-related pictures for about 10 years. I have archived well over 5,000 pictures. Of all these pictures of masters, events, art and objects, I've always enjoyed this particular photograph of Vaiva Palunas the best.



The original blurb under this picture said:

Six-year-old Vaiva Palunas fidgets as she contemplates her next move against three-time US women's Grandmaster champion Elena Donaldson in Seattle on Thursday. Seattle hosts the US Chess Championship from January 5-13, 2002 where men and women will play each other for the first time.