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The opening ceremony

Peter Leko

Judit Polgar

The art object used in the drawing of lots

Sergey Karjakin & tournament director Jeroen v.d. Berg

Alexandra Kosteniuk & her husband Diego Garces

Vladimir Kramnik & Vishy Anand

Nigel Short (left) & Vishy Anand (right)

Michael Adams & his wife

Friendly exchanges at the opening

Vladimir Kramnik & Peter Svidler. In the background Jeroen v.d. Berg