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Quiet before the storm

October 22, 2010

Having arrived yesterday, we got an opportunity to sleep in this morning and discover what Cap d’Agde is all about in the afternoon. We made the clever decision to rent a couple of bicycles which enabled us to get around much quicker! This is not the busy season in Cap d’Agde and as a result of that, just about every shop in the town is closed. At least we have this wonderful place all to ourselves!

At the crowded beach. The temperature of the water might have something to do with that, but I don’t have any first-hand intel on that yet. I might check it out later 🙂

The chess festival is well advertised.

Not every picture can be perfect, but this one has a perfectly good explanation! I’m working on my Smeets-impression.

The beach is filled with some magnificent shells… but first you gotta find them amongst all the “normal” shells!

The sky is filled with many clouds, but the temperature is comfortable, and once in a while the sun finds some holes to send its beams through.

This evening, I attended the opening reception – in which the drawing of lots was done. I drew #4, and as a result I will have four whites in the preliminary group. I’ll be starting out with white against Le Quang Liem. That game will start at 1600 CET and there will be live games and commentary on the organizer’s website.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. RuralRob permalink
    October 23, 2010 02:31

    Definitely does not look like swimming weather.

  2. Ronja permalink
    October 27, 2010 22:43


    Liker bloggen din! Artig å se hvordan livet som sjakkspiller er med mange fine og noen morsomme bilder. Av alle sporter i nyhetsbildet, så har sjakk fanget min interesse, antagelig pga. Magnus, men så ser jeg jo at vi har flere gode spillere nå da. Følger spent med på hva som skjer.


  3. RuralRob permalink
    October 28, 2010 02:18

    Good luck against Naka! Show him who is really the boss!

  4. Artur permalink
    October 28, 2010 17:47

    Nakamura was pretty lucky, especially in 1st game. Pity! But Hikaru is pretty strong is short time controls.

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