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World Champion Magnus Carlsen is planning to organise a super online chess tournament with 250k$ prizes among the elit chess players ( top 8 ) . Online chess is experiencing unprecedented growth during the covid19 epidemic globaly ! Carlsen strongly pointed that it is a great ”opportunity” for chess to grow globaly and support all ages during such a perilous era,also he noted the strick anti cheating rules that would apply on he forthcoming event ( 15’+10” per move)
We are expecting it during April with anxiety !
A few days ago our dear friend Filippos unfortunately passed away due to health problems . Our dearest condolences to his family .
He was one of the most vibrant members of our chess club ,inspiring kids to take on chess ! We will never forget him ,in his memory our club organised the 1st online chess blitz tourn on lichess named after him.The event reached the hights of 450 participants among them the world champion finalist super GM B. Gelfand honored our effort an we kindly thank him ! We would like to thank all the participants and promise to organise even better events in the future to come .
GM Mastrovasilis & FI Emmanouilidis made a live broadcast of the event on youtube