Guam – In chess news the Guam Chess Federation is hosting international players at the Guam Plaza and Bayview Hotel for the Guam International Open Chess Tournament. Here’s Guam Echecs President Leon Ryan said, “We are hosting the 2013 Guam International Open Chess Tournament at the Bayview Hotel for 5 days.
“We have 26 competitors, 12 of those are foreign players from England, Australia, Poland, Palau, Taiwan and South Korea and we have 14 local players competing. We have an international chess master Jacek Stopa from Poland and a candidate master from England Christopher Briscoe. The players of this tournament will of course eventually be ranked by FIDE. This tournament is sanctioned by the world chess body FIDE.”