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(all pictures by Maria Emelianova)

  • Main Sponsor Oleg Skvortsov playing Hou Yifan in a friendly game

  • Oleg Skvortsov receives a traditional gift from China

  • Main Sponsor Oleg Skvortsov, his wife Natalia and Hou Yifan

  • Hoi Yifan ready to start the friendly match

  • Handshake to 2nd round between Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian

  • 1. c2-c4 is Carlsen choice today

  • Viswanathan Anand - Hikaru Nakamura

  • And the game takes its course

  • Post-mortem with Yannick Pelletier and Levon Aronian..

  • .. and Werner Hug and Magnus Carlsen


  • Magnus Carlsen in good spirits...

  • ... and so is Levon Aronian

  • Levon Aronian with Gennadi Sosonko.

  • Commentator-team and Hikaru Nakamura during the post-mortem

  • Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Gennadi Sosonko and Oleg Skvortsov

  • Oleg Skvortsov, Cathy Rogers and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam


  • Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand with visitors