Following the Tradition

Время публикации: 28.01.2013 02:17 | Последнее обновление: 28.01.2013 04:46

Wijk aan Zee: photos from the closing ceremony

You can see Hou Yifan (18 years old) and Johan van Hulst (102 years old) on the main picture. Professor Dr Hulst is a traditional guest at the Wijk aan Zee closing ceremonies. He makes a small speech for the youngest player of the festival. This time his speech was addressed to Hou Yifan who played in Group A.

The closing ceremony of the 75th Wijk aan Zee chess festival was held yesterday evening. As you know the award ceremony is traditionally held as follows: first the participants and the guests are having the pea soup and only after that the winners get their prizes. The photos from the event have been published by the organizers on the official Facebook page of the festival.   

Let us remind you that the director of the festival Jeroen van den Berg announced the 76th Wijk aan Zee festival will surely be held next year already at the opening ceremony. 

The prize winners of Group B: GMs Richard Rapport, Arkadij Naiditsch and Jan Smeets. Sergey Movsessian has shared 3rd-4th with Smeets.


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