Chess at the Dead Sea

Время публикации: 02.03.2015 00:20 | Последнее обновление: 07.04.2015 17:44

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.


Nino Batsiashvili is the author of many pictures which you see in this report. We have also added pictures from the championship facebook page.

 


  


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