European Individual Ch begins on Monday!
Quick 1-Minute Summary
Definitely the world’s strongest Open tournament of 2019! This year’s championship has attracted 147 GM’s, 89 IM’s and 69 M’s amongst the 363 participants from 43 countries.
Held in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) between the 17th and the 30th (11 rounds of play between the 18th and the 29th), the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the upcoming FIDE World Cup (top 22 finishers qualify). Total prize fund of 100k euros.
Top 40 ranked players
Of the 363 participants, Russia has the largest contingent: 48 players. Curiously, England only has 1 participant!
I intend to write daily summaries here on this blog. Stay tuned!