On 27th of February the players enjoyed a day off. The organizers of the Grand Prix ilaunched some special agenda for the participants.Most of the players, trainers and organizers embarked on the rest-day’s activities but some of them preferred to stay in the hotel and relax before the next games.
The program started at 12 o’clock: at that time everybody gathered in the lobby and was ready for adventures. During the day all theparticipants were triving around in Bentleys, kindly provided by the Golden Sponsor of the event Bentley Qatar. The program of the day included the visit to the exposition of the Pearl-Qatar (man-made island encompassing 985 acres (400 hectares) of reclaimed land just off the shore of the Arabian Peninsula in the state of Qatar); walk on the marina of the Pearl; a lunch in the sea-food restaurant; an exhibition game on the big board; a visit to the bazaar of Doha.
Players enter one of the Bentleys provided by "Bentley Qatar". Participants take a look on exposition of the unbelievable project - the Pearl-Qatar. The official web site: http://www.thepearlqatar.com/
Chess players and organisers enjoy walking on the streets of the Pearl.
A photo-shooting of the players and organizers of the Women Grand Prix in Qatar.
The walking on the fresh air worked up appetites, so the organizers invited all chess players for a lunch at the see food restaurant.
Maia Chiburdanidze is very glad to see so many different sorts of fish.
Elina Danielian shows the delicious sea food on her plate.
Martha Fierro and Antoaneta Stefanova enjoy the lunch.
Bora Milutinovic, a famous football coach and former player, was a special guest of the event. He greeted all chess players and spent some time chatting with a former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili, a famous soccer fan.
Humpy Koneru gives an interview to the local TV channel.
Everyone fwatches the game of Dana, a daughter of Zhu Chen and Mohamed Al-Modiahki,
versus Bora Milutinovic.
After some friendly fight between the opponents, the game ended in a draw.
A former World Champion Zhu Chen with her daughter Dana.
After such an intensive program many players preferred to come back to the hotel. The strongest ones continues by visiting a famous bazaar in Doha where they could purchase local souvenirs and tissues.
Munguntuul Batkhuyag looks closely at the small rabbits.