Christmas Int’l tournament special guests
Firstly, we are really pleased to confirm the presence of both the GM (Grand Master) Miodrag Todorcevic and the French IM (International Master) Aldo Haïk!
Miodrag Todorcevic, GM Fide since 1989 was French Chess Championship winner and got many awards; now he lives in Gran Canaria. He will be having a chat – sunday 18th dec. at about 1.30 pm – a very interesting chat, about his career which, we are sure, will truly enchant everyone. Have a look to his best games at the following link: https://www.chess.com/games/miodrag-todorcevic-antic,
Aldo Haïk IM Fide since 1985, won many tournaments and was two-times French Chess Championship winner (1972, 1983), He also has decided to accept our invitation and to come to Tenerife from France, where he currently lives, to celebrate Christmas with all of us at Casa Fuerte in Adeje. He worked as a chess journalist for the newspaper Le Figaro. Aldo Haïk has wrote several books on chess and he will sign and offer one of them to participants drawn by raffle.
Secondly, other two special guests, but not players, will also be present at the XMas Int’l Rapid tournament: the local painter Cande Alonso Hernández and the graphic designer Argelia Bello Hernandez
Cande Alonso Hernández will paint throughout the tournamenT. For our event she has created tiles with the effigy of each chess piece. They will be available to anyone who wants to buy at the very low price of 50,00 euros each. Cande has also decided to pay homage to the winner of a painting by her. This occasion allows us to thank you sincerely for her kind thoughts!
Argelia Bello Hernandez will deliver the T-shirts she created to the winners. All the designs, logos and images of our club and our events, since the inauguration last May, have been created thanks to her creativity and imagination. Therefore, also this occasion allows us to thank you sincerely for her kind support!
Thirdly, we remind you that there will be an artisanal lemonade and coffee service, with charge, on the premises.
Last but not least, authorities and journalists will be present for a final toast with all those present, as well as some representatives of the Tenerife Chess Federation.