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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 :
6th Sharjah Masters 2023 about to begin! The strongest invitational open in chess history! Stay tuned. ”GM Grivas ”
The strongest ever elite invitational is about to start at Sharjar UAE, 48 players over 2600 elo and in total 77 players over 2500 !
Good luck to the Greek GMs Dimitrios Mastrovasilis and Theodorou Nikolaos as well to Zawadzka Jolanta who participates in the challengers section !
Finally there is a 3rd section for talanted players
Good luck to GM Grivas E who is organising the event !
Stratos is working abroad for many years (Turkey ,UAE) and is a renowned and successful trainer ,in 1998 at Elista Olympiad he won the silver medal on the 3rd board of the Greek National team !