What do the world's top grandmasters do while waiting for the start of the next round at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival? They tell jokes!
As GM Peter Svidler said to GM Vassily Ivanchuk,
Pete's a great guy!
And the Ukrainian GM replied,
Not to be outdone, the seven-time Russian champion said,
Rushin' to tell bad jokes!
Then the exchange became political.
Putin me to sleep!
This was quickly followed by,
Just as the exchange was about to turn politically incorrect, the round started. For a more conventionial Flickr Friday post on a previous edition of the same event, see Gibraltar's Tradewise Chess (February 2014).