The opening day of the Third London Chess Classic provided plenty of photo opportunities.
The demonstration monitors are ready for action!
The World Champion, Viswanathan Anand. He made a slow start to the tournament and left it until round five before scoring his first victory.
Hikaru Nakamura faces former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The latter has especially good memories of London, having defeated Garry Kasparov there in 2000, taking the world title in the process.
The Indian High Commissioner Rajesh N. Prasada makes the opening move for Michael Adams.
Dominic Lawson, Malcolm Pein, Boris Becker and Nigel Short analyse in the VIP room. Note the crutches; Boris broke an ankle playing tennis!
Viktor Korchnoi arrived in the VIP to spontaneous applause. Once seated, he analysed non-stop until the end of the games. 80 years old and still full of chess.