Here's my concluding set of photos from the London Chess Classic. There are snaps from other bits of pieces from my London trips still to come.
Chess is still a tough game
The World Champion focuses before the start of play
called in to make the first move of the game, chose 1 Nh3
The players await the start of the round.
Magnus Carlsen likes to avoid the cameras
Gawain Jones playing in the FIDE Open
A rare appearance by another Grandmaster and
former British Champion - Jonathan Mestel
to clinch victory and he made sure he got it
In the V.I.P. room, David Howell demonstrated to Julian Hodgson how could have prolonged his game with Kramnik. Instead of resigning, he could have tried...
...Qf1+, sacrificing a Queen! The following move, ...Qa6+,