Carlsen In The Swimming Pool

Время публикации: 22.11.2013 23:12 | Последнее обновление: 22.11.2013 23:43

This is what happened right after the press conference of the new world champion.




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  • The European Championship taking place in Jerusalem saw its first free day yesterday, on February 28th. Many participants have spent it sightseeing; the program consisted of a journey to the Dead Sea and a tour to Masada, a famous ancient fortress.

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  • On the free day of the Shamkir tournament there is traditionally a football match. As last year, four teams were playing. In the semifinals, the chessplayers of Azerbaijan and the rest of the world, alas, lost to the teams of journalists and organisers/sponsors. But Magnus Carlsen played in the final as a guest for the organisers/sponsors' team, strengthening an already strong team. He was the outstanding player on the pitch. 

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  • While the first free day of the European Championship saw the tours to the Dead Sea and the fortress of Masada, the second day-off gave the participants the opportunity to enjoy the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Shamkir. The best pastime in the first half of the day must be walking in the city, enjoying surroundings, sunshine and fresh air. 

    The hotel Excelsior hosts the participants of both A and B groups, coaches and journalists. It's nice inside, but it is even better outside, in the surroundings.