SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
The one and only Viktor Korchnoi who, despite his 80 years, continues to set new records for both quality of his game and relentless drive to win game after game! Here he is at the European Team Championship in Greece,taking place as I write, in obviously great spirits. Follow the link above for more photos and details (live games,etc)
Looks like this could be any American weekend Open; casual dress, packed in like sardines and completely informal! BUT, this is the European Team Championship! AND the front tables are all world famous players: (left to right) Svidler (w) playing Bologan; Grischuk looking on, and in the far right corner, Morozevich with his hand on his forehead…
But I especially like Bologan’s extended leg! An anti-spectator weapon or was there simply no room under the table to extend?
The striking greek wgm Anna-Maria Botsari in all of her glory!
”These boots are made for walking…” Some intense conversation between a spectator and a player (I am not sure which is which).
”What are you looking at? Go away!” Serbian GM Dragon Solak seems to be saying with his eyes (during his game with Shirov)
Kirsan’s inter-stellar spaceship and the players playing right below it! (Ok, I am joking! This is the beautiful playing hall
Has anyone ever written a book ” Pray like a 2700-player”
?. No, probably not. But here Russia’s Peter Svidler seems to be trying to establish a direct connection with God…during his game with Navara.SPRAGGETT ON CHESS