Saturday, 12 December 2009

Live From Olympia...

Here's some photos from the first half of the chess festival. All photos in this post are here by kind permission of John Saunders.

Nigel Short

Hikaru Nakamura

Ni Hua

The players seem happy enough to have drawn their game

Vladimir Kramnik in a determined mood against Luke McShane

The former World Champion seems very happy to have won

The audience watching the live games.
If you look very carefully you can see me!

Malcolm Pein makes David Howell'[s first move: 1e4!

A very tough game ended in a draw after Howell's stubborn defence

Michael Adams and Ni Hua analysing their drawn Marshall Attack

The next set of snaps was taken during the Women's Invitational tournament.

Elena Winklemann playing Susan Lalic

Tournament leader Arianne Caoili

Susan Lalic

Elena Winklemann

Maria Yurenok

I've put a few different photos over on the Mongoose blog:

More to follow!

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