Rest day soccer!
Today was the rest day, and it has become a habit at chess tournaments that rest day = soccer! A big gang of chess players staying at the Lord Hotel found their way to the nearest soccer cage. Unfortunately, the designated photographer, who was instructed to get some great photos of me while scoring/playing brilliantly failed. (MARC!) You might think it was my fault by failing to score and/or failing to making some great interceptions, but you’d be mistaken. I scored a good goal and beat Salgado in the air once, but alas, those magical moments weren’t caught on camera. I did however get a lot of nice shots:
Scottish Andrew Green making a pose while I’m doing – well – something
Ivan Salgado Lopez in a tough challenge with Andrew. If you just replace Andrew with me, and have me winning the header, you’d have just about a replica of the above-mentioned situation!
Former photographer Marc Arnold in his new job as goalie. Fear the face!
No comment needed really. Dutch technique from Wouter Spoelman.
Anna Muzychuk going for goal with Mr. Guo of Australia and Ivan desperately trying to stop the ball.
Ivan Salgado unmarked in front of the opponent’s goal. Now there’s a big chance if I ever saw one! Just waiting for Smeets to throw the ball any moment now. When you’re ready Jan… No? “I’m right here!” Ivan is waving.
Truly an action picture! Ivan is depressed about a missed opportunity while the Swiss striker (white Nike shirt) looks like he’s gonna join the goalie in tripping over. Anna thinks the whole situation is hilarious.