Two grandmasters will play in the "European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament"

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4/15/2021 – On Friday, 16 April 2021, the European Chess Union will organise the "European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament", which is open for all members of European parliaments and members of the European Parliament. Two well-known and strong Grandmasters will take part.

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The European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament will take place on Friday 16 April 2021, starting from 15.30 CET, on the online playing platform Tornelo.

The event is a 7 round Swiss tournament with a time control of 10 min + 2 seconds per player. The event will be played as individual Championship, but the cumulative results of the best three players of each national Parliament or EU Parliament, will decide the team standings.

The event is open to all members of the Parliaments of the European countries and to members of the European Union Parliament.

Registration closed on 11 April.

The FIDE has published a list of 30 participants. It is headed by GM Loek van Wely (Dutch Parliament) and GM Viktor Bologan (Moldovan Parliament). The list also includes the name of Vaclav Klaus, who has held all the high offices in the Czech Republic during his political career and is an avid chess lover.

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