As we already reported, Magnus Carlsen presented a chess app in Oslo, Norway. During the presentation he played a game against the program facing 14-year-old himself. Check out the photos of the event.
While the first free day of the European Championship saw the tours to the Dead Sea and the fortress of Masada, the second day-off gave the participants the opportunity to enjoy the Old City of Jerusalem.
On the free day of the Shamkir tournament there is traditionally a football match. As last year, four teams were playing. In the semifinals, the chessplayers of Azerbaijan and the rest of the world, alas, lost to the teams of journalists and organisers/sponsors. But Magnus Carlsen played in the final as a guest for the organisers/sponsors' team, strengthening an already strong team. He was the outstanding player on the pitch.
The European Championship taking place in Jerusalem saw its first free day yesterday, on February 28th. Many participants have spent it sightseeing; the program consisted of a journey to the Dead Sea and a tour to Masada, a famous ancient fortress.
Magnus Carlsen continues preparations for his world championship match against Vishy Anand. It's clear that a lot of attention is paid to physical exercises. The photos of bear-chested GM has been uploaded him on his Twitter page.