Smaranda Padurariu, WIM, Jan Smeets' girlfriend and my friend, has sent us a big pictorial report from the competition. Thanks Sma!
|SintLucas college in Boxtel, the tournament's building.|
|The playing hall|
|Jan Smeets vs Anish Giri|
|Sint Petrus Kerk, Boxtel|
|Along the streets in Boxtel|
|Of course, bikes everywhere:)|
|The evening before the rest day: relaxing with...chess,|
of course, what else?!
|Vught, where the players are accommodated.|
|This is the main building, where they have their meals.|
|And their rooms|
|Ivan Sokolov is boxing with the computer:)|
|Smaranda Padurariu, supporting Jan Smeets|
in the tournament and our reporter for today!
Smaranda is living in the same city as I do, Iasi, and she has one more year to get her Master degree in kinetotherapy. She was several times Romanian Champion in her age group, achieved many national and international results, she is now teaching children how to play chess and still has enough time to devote for her hobbies: capoeira and handmade jewelery. Plus, we are in the same team: Politehnica Iasi. Good luck for Jan!
1. Official website
2. Live games
3. Smaranda's blog