Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 06-03-2014

Island to host global chess event

by Joanne Clague

Island to host global chess event

World class players will visit the Isle of Man in October for the Pokerstars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament.

The top grandmaster in the UK, Michael Adams, is scheduled to play, guaranteeing the chess world's attention will be fixed
on the event.

He said: 'It’s good to see the Isle of Man returning to the international chess circuit and I’m looking forward to playing there for the first time.'

The tournament takes place at the Villa Marina on October 4 to 12.

Chairman of the Isle of Man International Chess Committee, Alan Ormsby said: 'We expect to attract a number of grandmasters from around the world, putting the Isle of Man back in the chess spotlight after an absence of seven years. With the backing of PokerStars, we aim to make the tournament an annual event on the international chess calendar.'

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