Polina Tsedenova of Kalmykia

From left to right are Geurt Gijssen, Chief Arbiter of 1999 World Chess Championship, Polina Tsedenova, personal assistant to World Chess Federation President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a journalist behind Polina (I do not know his name), Stefan Loeffler, a journalist, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, and at the far right, Alexander Khalifman.
Polina Tsedenova of Kalmykia

The occasion was a press conference given after Khalifman won the World Chess Championship.

This picture was taken by Sam Sloan, who was sitting behind them all.

This is one of several photographs which were taken by Sam Sloan during the 1999 FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas. Here are some other photographs:

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