Dear Chess Friends:

This year we organize III Leon Chess World Open (Spain) and the Open will be organised in 2 days (rapid): Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 of December.

Prizes are around 22.000€ and also many good prizes for amateurs. Leon is a very nice city with one of the most famous Gothic Cathedrals in Europe,and other historical monuments: Leon was the capital of the Kingdom of León. Also there is very good atmosphere in this modern city, with many typical bars, restaurants and pubs.

More information at

Chess legends who will take part: Hubner, Hort, Ljubojevic, Sax, Speelman, Krasenkov
Other players like Ivan Salgado, Granda, Avrukh and Pia Cramling will also come.

Registration is 35€

We have a very special offer at Hotel Riosol, 3 stars, in the town centre of the city, near train and bus station, 40 € a double room for 1 or 2 persons.

And this will be the local playing, which limit of capacity is around 300 people.

For all people interested, we also organise a round robin between the 4 main players, friday 16 December, at 17,30 h. And also there will a master conference -free- of Ljubomir Ljubojevic number 3 in the world in 89, Thursday 15th, at 19 h. He will speak about Fischer, Spassky, Kasparov, Karpov, Tal….

Best regards to everybody, and hope to see you this year.

GM Alfonso Romero Holmes,

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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