Thursday, August 31, 2006

Liverpool, UK - Chess City

Our readers may remember this post we made earlier this year about the UK city of Liverpool.

In this news item, Chairman of the Liverpool Chess Foundation David Robertson has very ambitious plans:

A year ago we had the idea to broaden the basis of the 2008 Capital of Culture year by staging a number of international chess tournaments to put Liverpool on a par with other European chess cities, such as Turin, Dresden, Zurich and Budapest.

Following this EU Championship, we have an even bigger, more prestigious grandmaster tournament planned for Liverpool's 800th birthday next year and in 2008 we are planning to host the biggest tournament on British soil in 100 years.

Good luck to them!

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