In less than an hour, the first round in TataSteel Chess tournament will start! Get your computers ready to watch the live games, it will surely be as interesting as always! Meanwhile, you can take a look into the opening ceremonies of the A, B and C groups.
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|Jan Timman with his wife Geertje|
|Lisa Schut and her father|
|Pupil and coach:)|
|Sergey Tiviakov and his mother|
|From left to right: Erwin l'Ami,|
Loek van Wely with his girlfriend,
Lorena Zepeda, and Veselin Topalov.
|Victorija Cmilyte talking with Kateryna Lahno;|
in the background: Elina Danielian with her husband,
Alexander van Pelt.
|Tata Steel speech in the opening ceremony for the A and B groups|
|Drawing of lots for the B group|
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|Talking to Beliavsky: Sarkhan Gashimov, the new San Sebastian sensation!|
|Daniele Vocaturo with his second and friend: Axel Rombaldoni|
|His pictures can be admired on the tournament website:|
|The C group newcomers:|
Lisa Schut and Anne Haast
|Drawing of lots for the A group|
|All the players were interested to see if they have|
more Whites or more Blacks?!
|Dronavalli Harika with her young grandmother|
|Our friendly hostess is ready to solve any problems|
that might occur: Nanda!