Well, did you get all excited about the London Chess Classic? Everyone I know in London who's visited hasn't been disappointed, but for those unable to make it Streatham & Brixton Chess Club President Angus French has kindly sent in these photographs showing what it's like to be there in the audience, starting with the playing hall itself. Enjoy!
And now the Press Conferences after. One day Carlsen explains how to beat Kramnik, a few days later, Kramnik explains his draw with Adams:
Elsewhere in the Open, Streatham & Brixton regular Philip Gregory takes on Grandmaster Mark Hebden:
In the hallways, demonstration boards and giant chess sets:
Finally, stylish portraits of the players:
A few of the players look really quite grumpy, whilst of the smiles Luke McShane has the biggest - an accurate reflection of how they feel after five rounds? Round 6 is today, the final round tomorrow. If you've missed the game so far you can catch up with them via the official site; Magnus Carlsen leads and looks odds-on to go home grinning.
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