Women's World Chess Championship Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, Lviv 2016. Opening Ceremony
Women's World Champion Mariya Muzychuk and Challenger Hou Yifan at the Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony of the Women's World Chess Championship 2016 match Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan took place at the Lviv Opera House, 1st March 2016. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar
Grandmaster Hou Yifan of China and grandmaster Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine. Hou Yifan chooses a thing first.
The drawing of the colors of the first game: the brunette Hou Yifan in a black gown gets a black queen, so Mariya Muzychuk in a white gown gets white pieces.
Mariya Muzychuk gives interviews.
Hou Yifan gives autographs.
Zhyttya Ballet at the Opening Ceremony.
Quartet Tenors Bel'Canto sing the song "’O sole mio" by Eduardo di Capua (music) and Giovanni Capurro (text).
The beautiful Lviv Opera House.
Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar
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