In the beginning there was a passport. Notice the funky Belgian and Dutch addenda.


Moving ahead a few decades, the US Open in Fort Lauderdale, FL 2005:


GM Susan Polgar (left), I’m on the right.

This was the first time, I think, that Susan ran the girls’ event and distributed those cute crowns. Gabby Kay (center) played, but opted for some reason not to wear her crown in this shot. Here’s a second photo from the same event, a breakfast candid scene.



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