What are all these people doing here? They don't look bored. There were several side events for seniors and children, open rapid and blitz tournaments will follow. The commentary zone of Sergey Shipov is tightly packed on every single day. The English commentators Peter Leko and Evgeny Miroshnichenko normally find about a dozen people in front of them, but many more people are listening to them online, of course.
Some visitors play chess (there are many sets available, only without clocks), others collect signatures on postcards, chess boards, and chess books, for instance, on an excellent photo album by Boris Dolmatovsky that contains portraits of numerous participants and can be purchased in a gift shop. However, let us cut the ad break.
Two more days of the World Blitz Championship are ahead, and the events will be developing at a much quicker pace. If you cannot come – get seated in front of the monitor!