American Continental starts in São Paulo
Quick 1-minute Summary
Beautiful and colourful São Paulo is the locale for the XIV Continental Championship. An 11 round Swiss held between the 5th and 13th of this month, 219 participants from 16 countries are taking part. This list includes 19 GMs and 26 IMs.
North America has a smaller delegation at this tournament than is usual, but what it lacks in number it more than makes up in spirit. Canada’s Aman Hambleton and the USA’s Timur Gareyev are both participating. Four spots to the next World Cup are up for grabs in this tournament. As well, first prize is $5,000. Good luck to both gentlemen!
As of this writing, two rounds have been played so far. No upsets yet, but the tournament is heating up!