Sunday was the free day in World u-16 Chess Olympiad. The participants joined the trip organized by the Turkish Chess Federation to refresh themselves before the second part of the tournament. The first stop of the trip was Istanbul Akvaryum, a place where fishes from different seas of the world are shown in a unique and interesting atmosphere. After the joyful moments in the Aquarium it was time to get acquainted with the famous historical sights of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque or the Basilica Cistern so the second stop was the usual Sultanahmet Square where everybody was free to decide what to do and see. In the end of the day, when young players got back to their dorms after sightseeing in Sultanahmet, they were all filled up with energy and enchantment of one of the most important and beautiful historic cities in the world.
The tournament continues with seventh and eighth rounds today.