Opening move for 08 chess event
Sep 12 2007
by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

PLANNING is starting for a major 2008 international chess event in Liverpool as organisers hailed this year’s tournament a “triumph”.

The 2007 competition in St George’s hall, which attracted entrants from more than 20 countries, ended at the weekend with China beating the UK 28-20 to win the Liverpool Trophy, and Germany’s Daniel Fridman winning the individual event.

More than 12 million hits were recorded on a chess website as fans from across the world logged on.

Tournament organiser Professor David Robertson said: “It’s hard to describe how successful the event has been. In chess terms, it was world class and in how people perceive the city, it was a real triumph.

“Liverpool’s reputation as a city that values quality and high skills will have been enhanced around the globe.”


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