Art. 13 – 13 July, 2023

Empowering the Queen’s Gambit:Orillas de Mar” Chess Tournament shines with FIDE Norms and strong female presence!

Step into the world of “Orillas de Mar” Chess Tournament, where extraordinary achievements and female prowess take center stage! This captivating event, inspired by the popular Queen’s Gambit, delivered an unforgettable display of talent and determination.

The opening ceremony took place in the picturesque patio of Casa Fuerte di Adeje, an ancient castle dating back to the 16th century, providing the perfect setting to kick off this unique competition. Surrounded by Moorish arches, participants could appreciate the unique atmosphere that only a historic location can offer.

The Grand Masters (GM) and Women Grand Masters (WGM), true pillars of the chess world, made the ceremony even more special. We welcomed these champions with pride, giving them the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with enthusiasts.

After warm greetings and thanks to the chess federations and our valuable partners such as Solucion Grafica and Rita for their collaboration in organizing the event, we finally immersed ourselves in the challenges. Participants demonstrated extraordinary determination, putting their strategic skills and creativity into play to surprise opponents and the audience. Every move was carefully evaluated, as if the players were writing a new chapter in the history of chess.

The games took place on elegant wooden chessboards, adding a touch of class that made the matches even more fascinating, reminiscent of the charm of the past.

In the patio, participants could enjoy refreshing beverages and complimentary bananas provided by Societa Fast, a welcome relief on the warm day. Victories were greeted with enthusiasm, while moments of tension kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Our goal as organizers is to create a memorable experience for participants and provide an engaging spectacle for spectators. The first day has already shown that we are on the right track.

We are excited to discover what the upcoming days of competition have in store for us. Tomorrow, both the second and third rounds will be played, already outlining the race for the top positions in the rankings. The Orillas de Mar Chess Tournament is destined to become the most prestigious annual event in the Canary Islands and one of the most fascinating in Europe. We are ready to continue this thrilling adventure and discover which champion will emerge from the competition.

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