Congratulations to the winners and see you again for the jubileum (75th edition) in 2013!
|Professionalism: extra chess sets to win time and energy!|
|Piotr Murdzia, one of the best solvers in the world,|
former world champion
|John Nunn excelling in solving competitions as well.|
|Right before the closing ceremony: what do you think|
Tania and Anish are talking about?! That's right, some chess lines:)
|The closing ceremony is about to start; on the right:|
Chuchelov's family, currently the trainer for the Dutch GM's.
|Enjoying a good talk and a glass of wine.|
Glasses in a few cases:)
|The famous Dutch speciality is almost ready to be delivered|
to the tables: Erwten Soep (Pea Soup)!
|Not a great day for Erwin nor for Veselin; they both lost the last round and still smiling! After all, they are professionals: a new lesson and move on!|
|Hikaru Nakamura signing for his El Salvador fans;|
|The moment everybody is waiting for: award ceremony!|
|Remember Pia's drawings? Some players were lucky to actually get them, directly from the artist!|
|Baskaran Adhiban vs Etienne Goudriaan|
|Erwin got one too!|
|Viktorija Cmilyte vs Erwin l'Ami|
|Teymour Radjabov with his wife|
|But who is hiding behind this elegant black hat?|
|Yuliya Levitan, Kamsky's girlfriend. She was a professional chess player as well and fully supported Gata during his tournament.|
Next to her: WGM from Mongolia, Batchimeg Tuvshintugs.
|Tania and Arianne. Isn't chess beautiful?!|
|Lisa Schut, who got her WGM norm with 4 points out of 9 rounds.|
|After figthing so many rough games with the best players in the world, in Reggio Emilia and Wijk aan Zee, Anish is in need for a well deserved rest. Although, school is anxiously waiting...|
|Fabiano Caruana receiving the Johan van Hulst prize,|
which was introduced in the previous edition of Tata Steel tournament.
|Johan van hulst, 101 y.o.! He is an emeritus professor and a retired politician.|
And, of course, a big chess lover!
|Mixed feelings: happy that it's finished and we can go home; on the other hand, I love being in Wijk and it's a pity that time goes so fast:(|
|Winner of the C group: Maxim Turov.|
We'll see him playing in the B group next year!
|Pentala Harikrishna also promoted to the A group 2013!|
|Shared 2nd: Fabiano Caruana, Teymour Radjabov and|
Magnus Carlsen, applauding the unshared winner:
|The winner's trophy|
|Shall I go on by saying that behind every successful man...?:)|
|The well deserved moment of glory!|
I have no more pictures from last night's party, for various reasons:)
See you next year!