Nearly a thousand people visit Murcia thanks to the Spanish chess championship

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Participants from all over the country are taking part in this competition, which ends next Sunday

The Spanish Chess Championship has already started in Murcia. The Mayor of Murcia, José Antonio Serrano, this Thursday, accompanied by the Councilor for Culture, Tourism and Sports, Pedro García Rex, visited the Cagigal Pavilion, where the event will be held in the ELO Sub 2300, 2000 and 1700 sections. said municipal sources in a statement.

This competition, which started on August 30 and will end this Sunday, will involve 330 young people from different parts of Spain. The champions of each category will represent Spain at the next World Cup, which will be held in Malta, and up to 9,000 euros in prizes will be distributed. Serrano emphasized that “thanks to this championship, about a thousand people visit our city, which is an economic and tourist boost for Murcia.”

García Rex, for his part, emphasized “the work done by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports, attracting the organization of events of this caliber, because of the projection it represents for the city and for the rest of the municipality and the resulting benefit reported in many industries.

In this competition there are no finals, but it is developed by the “Swiss system”, that is, they add points daily and whoever has added the most wins. In this way, all participants are in the competition from the first day of the championship until the end.

Source: La Verdad

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