The Ghanaian chessteam meeting at Munich airport, prior to departure for Russia
Team captain Eddie Thompson meets the world #1, Magnus Carlsen
Meeting so many people is tiring :-)
Not everyone fell asleep though ...
The team in front of "The seven hills hotel" in Khanty Mansiysk, in sunny Siberia
The opening ceremony
Preparation in one of our rooms; we have 4 rooms for 5 players
Relaxing in front of the hotel's restaurant, after dinner.
Kwadwo Bonsu posing in the still empty playing hall.
One of the two playing halls, 30 minutes before the start of the first round
The Ghanaian team, a couple of minutes before the start of the 2010 Olympiad, ready to beat Montenegro. Result: a 4 - 0 loss
Ghana - Montenegro
Kwadwo Bonsu in front of the playing venue, the Khanty tennis center.
The second round against Mauritius
The second round against Mauritius, board 3 and 4.
Final result: 2 - 2.
Playing hall towards the end of the round
Seconds before the third round: Ghana - Thailand
Just before the round, arbiters raise their hand, to show they are ready to go.
This happens when the games are boring.
Adams, Short and McShane
Not all players are young.
Kwadwo and Tolya.
The Dutch- Ghanaian- Kenyan connection
Blitzing in the lobby: the unusual suspects
Uganda womens team
Ghana in one of the last rounds
Rose Wabuti from Kenya, her teamcaptain Mary (r) and Liz Minayo
Rose Wabuti (Kenya) and Kees Hoogendijk (Ghana)
Rehema Khimulu from Kenya and me
The Malawi womens team
Botswana - Qatar
Future female world champ GM Hou Yifan (16 years old and # 3 woman in the world) and me
Ghana just before the penultimate round
The Mozambique team singing their national hymn (very softly :-)) before the 10th round
Haiti - Ghana
Mary Kans (Kenya), Kees Hoogendijk (Ghana), Rehema Kimulu (Kenya) and Phiona Mutesi (Uganda)