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Baku is hosting the prestigious World Cup 2023 Chess event starting tomorrow 30th of July !
The tournament under FIDE’s aegis is the most important of the year granding qualification to the winners of both sections to the candidates and big prizes ,1,9m $ to men and 700.00$ to women ! Elit players are participating, Carlsen Caruana Nakamura Grischuk Ju Wenjun Kosteniuk Muzuchuk , strong support from elit players led FIDE granting wild card to legendary V Ivanchuk surpassing all the problems due to the war .
206 players at the open section and 103 women in total participating ,among them GM Mastrovasilis D,elit Greek national member who has qualified for the third time in his rich career .
photo GM Bartel
We wish him good luck ! Many exciting games coming up soon !
After a period of chess slumber Bulgaria is trying to recover and reach the former high level of chess we all remember !
Near to the Greek borders my good friend experienced IM and FT Dimitrov Atanas is organising a strong rapid & blitz tournament .
We wish all the best of luck , for more info do have a look at :