Promo-Echecs has been organising the Val-Thorens chess festival for 33 years. In 2010, our chess festival leaves Val-Thorens and will move to Vaujany, still in the heart of French Alps but now in the Oisans range, located about 50 kilometers south of Grenoble. The 2010 festival will occur from July 10 to July 18th.
Three tournaments from Australia and Thailand have joined forces to establish a common schedule and allow interested players to combine participation in consecutive events. The tour opens with the Doeberl Cup which is taking place on 1-5th April in Canberra, Australia.
The 11th European individual men and women’s chess championship will take place in Croatia, Rijeka, 5th to 19th of March 2010. Organizers are expecting more participants than any European Championship up to now, due to the high prize fund of 150.000,00 EUR for the men section and 75,000.00 EUR for the women.