Wednesday, April 4, 2007

European Chess Championship Underway

The biggest chess event in the calendar began yesterday. The 11 round Swiss has over 600 participants from 43 countries. Many of the top Grandmasters in the World are competing for the title in Dresden, Germany. The games will run through April 16th.

Here is the official tournament web site.

Not only is this a chance for the participants to qualify for the World Championships but also to win the highest ever prize fund in an Individual European Championship. (200,000 Euro in total.)