Many things have changed over the years in Wijk, contributing to the worldwide known atmosphere of this special tournament. But there is one detail, one tradition, which will stand forever, hopefully: hitting the gong! Let the 'fun' begin!
The Swedish Grandmaster Ulf Andersson was the one who did the honors today, announcing the start of the third round.
The games are still in the opening phase, so we can take a look into the 'theme' of today, as mentioned in the title:
|Anish Giri, born in 1994 (age 17)|
|Boris Gelfand, born in 1968 (age 43)|
|Illya Nyzhnyk, born in 1996 (age 15)|
|Jan Timman, born in 1951 (age 60)|
|Sahaj Grover, born in 1995 (age 16)|
|Pieter Hopman, born in 1972 (age 39)|
No woman player in the A group...yet! But surely more than usual this year, in the B and C groups: