jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2013

La Copa Sinquefield 2013 en Saint Louis

Chess Hall of Fame across the street from St. Louis Chess Club
Salon de  la Fama  de Ajedrez
The World's Tallest Chess Piece
La pieza de Ajedrez mas grande del Mundo
Placard for World's Tallest Chess Piece. 14 feet and 7 inches high, it is taller than a giraffe. If the piece had to be used on an actual board, the board would need to measure 72x72 feet, or roughly the size of two tennis courts! The board could serve as parking for 12 school buses.

All is ready for the last round
La sala de juego antes de la penultima ronda
While Carlsen is contemplating his move....

.... his father Henrik is giving interview outside the playing area

El Padre de Carlsen dando una conferencia
The last-round in progress

Aronian in an attempt to go home with something more
Instead, it is Carlsen who gets a chance for a full point

Kamsky is focused on trying to win at least one game
Kamsky  vs Nakamura
Looks like all I need is a draw, thinks Carlsen

Nakamura and TD Chris Bird watching Carlse-Aronian in Round 6
Lester's Sports Bar next door, which was fascinating seeing all 12 big screen TVs tuned to chess

Todos siguiendo las partidas en el Bar de junto

Jen Shahade
Jen Shahade

Seirawan was always in good spirits
Rex Sinquefield sitting in front of the St. Louis Chess Club
En el exterior del club Saint Louis
Finally, a stroke of luck.  I happened to run into Aronian and Caoili at the St, Louis airport and had a half-hour to talk!  They were both extremely open and friendly
GM Aronian  y una amiga

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