El Prat bets on chess. The consistory has installed two tables to play chess in the open air, with built-in benches. One of them has been located in Plaça de Catalunya and the other in the Pau gardens. Both in the shade to enjoy the game.
This new initiative of the City Council coincides with the celebration of the tournament from December 3 to 11 in El Prat. elllobregat Open Chess. The event, an initiative organized by El Llobregat, will take place in the CEM Estruch of the municipality, a sports center with the best facilities and amenities to carry out the international chess tournament.
This championship was born with the vocation to be held annually, in an itinerant way throughout the Baix Llobregat region. In this first edition organized by the magazine El Llobregat, has the approval and approval of the Catalan Chess Federation, and with the support of the City Council of El Prat and the Chess Club of El Prat de Llobregat.
The tournament will consist of two groups, A and B. Group A, open to all players with a valid FIDE license and FIDE ELO of at least 1,900 points, where 40 participants have already enlisted between Grandmasters and International Masters from countries such as Spain, USA, India, Portugal, Turkey or Italy.
The other group, B, is open to players with a FIDE ELO of less than 2,000 points and who have not exceeded 2,100 FIDE ELO points in the last three years. In this case almost 10 participants to July 2019 from Spain, Argentina or India have already shown their interest by registering to participate next December.