World Chess Candidates Tournament, London 2013. Opening ceremony
The technical meeting before the opening ceremony. The time control: 40 moves in 2 hours, then 20 moves in 1 hour, and then 15 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move 61. The tie-break rules: result of mutual games; higher number of wins; Sonneborn-Berger points.
The participants of the Candidates Tournament 2013 and seconds study the new chess sets. Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian.
Head of AGON Andrew Paulson and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said: "The Candidates' Tournament is the main and most expected tournament of the year in the chess world".
Teimour Radjabov with his wife. The music band at the Opening ceremony.
The British Army with Magnus Carlsen. A secret Russian meeting in the heart of London: Peter Svidler, Maksim Matlakov and Nikita Vitiugov.
Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich.
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