Shamkir, Round 3. Photo Reportage LIVE

Время публикации: 22.04.2014 17:21 | Последнее обновление: 22.04.2014 20:33

So, will Karjakin make Carlsen at least nervous today?

I guess, the organisers of the competitions with the world champion participating should now on think on providing the makeup room for him.

Nakamura took out his energy drink from the right pocket. A glass of water was put near the Red Bull can. 

By the start of the game the can with the 'dubious' drink is not opened.  

Pavel Eljanov plays in B group.

The guest from China - Wang Hao.

The cabinet...
Here I wrote the interview with the director of the tournament Fakhriyar Jabbarov. Read it soon on our website.


To be continued...


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