I arrived here a few days before the tournament started & the views of the water & coastline are fantastic, however the heat & humidity makes venturing out during the day quite difficult. I tried walking around the local shops near the middle of the day & returned to the hotel covered in sweat! I'm hoping once the tournament is finished that I will have some more time to look around the island, particularly at the various sites relating to World War II, which saw the country occupied by the Japanese for around three years.
Guam Reef Hotel, host of this year's tournament
There was also an article written about the tournament in the local newspaper, the Pacific Daily News
A sample of the spectacular views from the eighteenth floor! It might make it tough for the players to concentrate on the chess!
Magnificent clear blue water just outside the hotel!