19 May: Press conferences
Every day honourary guests come to the Media Center in the Tretyakov Gallery to give commentary and press conferences. On Thursday, European Champion Valentina Gunina was invited. Here are some pictures.
On Friday, Garry Kasparov was invited, who gave a press conference and a simul for young chessplayers, prizewinners and champions of Russian, European and world championships. More about the side-events later, here are a few impressions of the press conference.