Always on the evening before the first free day, chess players and Tatasteel-managers gather together for a traditional dinner. After desert, difficult times followed for both: managers and Tania Sachdev, who challenged them in a simul. The successful business people had to face a beautiful and strong woman player, while Tania was supposed to stand against all Grandmasters together!:) That's right, tricks were being used:
by "mistake", good moves were kindly suggested by Anish, Magnus and all the other players from A, B and C groups:) Not so easy for Tania, but she proved more than enough that women can play chess and quite well:)
|A few drinks before dinner starts. Many players|
are still in the playing hall, trying to win or hold their games.
|Talking about chess, the games are still fresh|
in everyone's memory:)
|A relaxed evening before a free day: what could be better?!|
|Managers speaking about chess and|
chess players speaking about management!
Interesting conversations for both sides.
|Anand, steel, good food, chess, business...|
I think everybody had a great time:)
|Anand mentioned in his speech that one of the first tournaments|
that he played, was the Tatasteel tournament in Calcutta, 1986!
|It's a long tournament and Alexei has plenty of time|
to strike back! Olga, his wife, is now here to support him.
|The simul just started...|
|Tania was not aware of what they prepared for her...:)|
|Everything seems to be still under control.|
|Coffee, drinks, everyone is having a good time:)|
|Hmmm, something is not right!?|
|That's it! What is Anish doing over there?!|
|In fact, what are all the GM's doing behind the managers?!:)|