Behind the scenes

More pictures of the massive preparations for the 'Wimbledon of Chess' can be viewed here shortly.

Cakes at the press conference

 Cakes at the press conference

De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee preparing for the tournament

 Preparing for the Meet & Greet with Anish Giri, Erwin l'Ami and Hans Bohm at De Vishal in Haarlem

 De Vishal in Haarlem

 

Jeroen van den Berg and Vidit Gujrathi

 Press moment with Erwin l'Ami

 

 Visitors in Haarlem playing chess outside of De Vishal

 

 Practice round for the organisation