Some of the world’s top players aren’t so good at hiding their emotions
In poker, players need to keep straight faces so that others do not know what they are thinking or feeling. It seems that top chess players do not have the same concern, at least judging by some of their faces during Day 3 of the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Ian Nepomnichatchi's look of disgust says it all during his Round 14 loss to Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen is none too pleased as he resigns to Anton Korobov in Round 11.
Anton Korobov could not hide his opinion of his position against Ian Nepomniachtchi during Round 13. Needless to say, Korobov lost.
Despite his apparent agony, Farrukh Amonatov's game against Anton Korobov ended in a draw in Round 12.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov does not look happy in his Round 14 game against Leinier Dominguez Perez of Cuba. The game ended in a draw.
Keep your eyes on your own board. Hikaru Nakamura, background, casts a glance at the game of Teimour Radjabov.
Is that the face of happiness? You would never know that Magnus Carlsen, right, was on his way to beating Alexander Riazantsev in Round 13.
Katerina Lagno, one of the strongest Russian women-grandmasters won the historic Moscow Blitz Tournament, beating her fellow Russian Olympic team members Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina and Olga Girya.
After a draw against Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teimur Rajabov won the tournament. One of the strongest players, Rajabov had not won a major tournament lately, but has shown phenomenal form in Geneva and managed to overpower some of top world’s players
World’s best chess players, bankers, diplomats, watchmakers and businessmen came together to celebrate the opening of the FIDE World Chess Geneva Grand Prix at the Four Seasons Hotel. Geneva is now looking forward to 9 days of intense chess battles which will possibly determine a winner of the series.