Due to the pandemic, the International Chess Federation launches a new concept: a tournament combining playing online and with a physical board.
Malmö is one of the cities, and will meet Barcelona, Bratislava and Oslo. The teams gather in their respective venue, with each player in front of an chess board. Moves are automatically transmitted to the opponents, and the players are supervised by cameras and arbiters.
When the Swedish national league was played for the first time 1950, long distant matches were allowed to be played by phone. It is time again!
Chess Cities Cup
20-21 February on Malmö Live (photo).
|Malmö(Tepe Sigeman Chess)
* GM = Grand master.