Queens And Dinousaurs

Время публикации: 19.01.2015 07:07 | Последнее обновление: 07.04.2015 16:35

(Translated from Russian by Andrey Deviatkin)

The Dutch female chess team gave the start to the 8th round. From left to right: Lisa Schut, Tea Lanchava, Bianca de Jong-Muhren, Zhaoqin Peng, Anne Haast.

Most of the photographers gathered exactly near this board. Not only because of the world champion, but also because of his opponent, who always plays spectacular chess.

It looks like Magnus didn't want to see Jobava's first move...

1.b3. So far, Jobava is the only participant who has made Carlsen think from the very start of a game.

Bessel Kok (accompanied by Genna Sosonko and Gert Ligterink). A year ago in Wijk, he gave an interview to our website in which he claimed that Ilyumzhinov couldn't be dethroned in a normal way. He was right.

Two national champions, Anne Haast vs Valentina Gunina: similar flags, similar appearance; it's only the colour of their clothes which helps to understand who is who. (Haast won.

Two Vladimirs, two renowned coaches - Tukmakov and Chuchelov. Both are known to have worked (or be working) with Giri.

Genna Sosonko and Raymond Keene. Raymond suggested that the caption for this photo should be 'two dinosaurs'. When Sosonko objected, Keene made another suggestion: 'A dinosaur with a Dutch GM'.

Magnus: 'I'm very glad I made use of this chance'

'What has happened to me?' - the Jobava's mimics was very expressive. At this moment, he looked like Kasparov who also used not to hide his emotions during the games.

Soon, the game was over.

The journalists were awaiting for Carlsen to appear.

After Carlsen's victory, the spectators started to leave. Only a few of them were still watching two remaining games.

Mark Glukhovsky, the Chairman of the Russian Chess Federation Management Board, is also playing in Wijk aan Zee. In a side amateur tournament, it should be added though.

The arbiter Pavel Votruba: 'How long are they going to play? I'm hungry...'

The round was opened by the Dutch female team, so let them close this report as well. On this flyer, as you can see, they are present under a modest name: Chess Queens.


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