North Shore Chess Center founder Sevan Muradian is currently attending the FIDE Executive Board Meeting in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia! So we have three Chicagoans there: Muradian, Yury Shulman (representing USA in the Olympiad), and Mesgen Amanov (of Turkmenistan and Milwaukee Avenue). Walter Brown (not the former US Champion Browne, but the national TD hailing from Illinois) is also in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Amanov led Turkmenistan to victory today with a brutal win in a topical line of the Queen's Indian. His victim was the Lithuanian opening theoretician Eduardas Rozentalis: