Portugal Open in Lisbon
Quick 1-Minute Summary
From the 2nd to 9th of February in Lisbon, the 3rd Portugal Open is taking place. A total of 270 participants from 39 countries, including 20 GM’s and 20 IM’s. This tournament will likely be the strongest Open tournament in Portugal this year.
As I am playing in the tournament, I will try to give daily reports when convenient. Fellow Canadians GM Eric Hansen and IA Serge Archambault are also participating.
The tournament organizer is Dominic Cross, who is also the president of the Portuguese Chess Federation (FPX), and the very competent arbiter team is headed by the internationally respected Carlos Dias. Also deserving mention are Altino Costa, IIda Miranda, Bruno Pais, Antonio Fernandes, Carlos Ferriera, Nuno Andrade and Bruno Lopes, all part of the Arbiter team.