829 chess-players from all over Europe are fighting for the titles of European Champion in open section and among ladies!
We are very grateful that many guests and partners have attended the opening ceremony. Vice President of ECU, Gunnar Bjornsson, and ECU Secretary General, Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, were among them and welcomed all participants on behalf of the European Chess Union.
Secretary of the city Katowice, Maciej Stachura, was also present. We are really grateful for it, our tournament could never be organised on such a level without the support of the city Katowice.