Inside view by WCM Liza Orlova from Salento Open 2016 – 2

Half of the tournament is now over! We've won games and lost games but the beautiful atmosphere of the tournament allows us to relax in whichever mood!

The 7th round is about to start with only three more days left of the tournament. It's so sad how quickly such great events go by.

In the past days we've had the soccer and tennis matches. Photos will be uploaded shortly. The blitz tournament which was very strong with the winners being:

1st: Pijpers
2nd: Babikov
Best Under 2000 rating: Sjoberg

And to those who didn't do as well there will be another blitz tournament tomorrow to take revenge on your previous opponents.

There might be a poker tournament! Especially since many chess players are either poker players as well or just enjoy the card game.

Below are some quotes from chess players in the 5th Salento Open on how they are liking the tournament so far:

I am loving my stay. I'm not playing very well in the tournament because I'm one of the weakest in the section but the atmosphere really takes away my sorrows of the game. It’s a beautiful place to relax, eat great food and tan on the beach. Why not come if you can play chess and be on vacation at the sametime? - Yelizaveta Orlova

Здесь я играю 5 год, все хорошо. Самый лучший турнир в это время года. - Игорь

(This is my 5th year playing in this tournament and everything is great. This is the best tournament to play during this time of year - Igor Naumkin)

Други пут играм овај дивни турнир.овај пут позив сам добио само неколико дана пре почетка.нисам се двоумио,одмах сам прихватио.надам се да ћу доћи и следеће године. - лазић - Miroljub Lazic)

Я первый раз участвую в этом турнире и мне здесь очень нравится, потому что здесь особая атмосфера, интересная дополнительная программа и хорошие люди! - Artem Pugachev

(It's my first time playing in this tournament and I'm really liking it because of the atmosphere, interesting side activites and great people! - Artem Pugachev)

Se questo è il quarto anno consecutivo che partecipo un motivo ci sarà. Il torneo unisce un clima di massima serietà in sala da gioco con l’allegria e la serenità durante il resto della giornata - Corrado lombardo

Это место хорошо в себе сочетает превосходный отдых и интересный сильный турнир. -Чижиков Владислав.

(This place allows you to relax (vacation) and play in an interesting strong tournament. - Vladislav Chizhikov)

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