A friend took some photos in round 1, and I just received them. Oddly enough, after so many tournaments, this is the first time I have photos of me playing in a tournament (not a simul):Here is top seeded Ukrainian grandmaster Alexander Areshchenko in round 1, playing against fellow Ukrainian Anastazia Karlovich.
U.S. champion GM Yuri Shulman is the second seed.
Here I meet my first round opponent, Icelandic grandmaster Throstur Thorhallsson.
Me playing against GM Thorhallsson.
Just before the game begins.
One last shot of me playing in round 1.