One of the strongest ever chess tournaments in the Arab world


One of the strongest ever chess tournaments in the Arab world will be organized by Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club.

The Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club is glad to announce the World Stars Sharjah Online International Chess Championship 2020, which will be held via Internet (ICC) on June 12th to 13th, 2020.

Six invited players including Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Jeffery Xiong(USA), Amin Bassem (Egypt) and Salem Saleh (UAE) represent the four biggest Continents (Europe, Americas, Asia & Africa).

The World Stars event is considered to be one of the strongest ever tournaments held in the Arab world, with an Average FIDE Rating Standard of 2703 (FIDE Category 19).

The participants will play in the double Round Robin tournament with 10 min +3 sec time control for 10.000$ Prize Fund.

Co-organisers: Sharjah Sports Council and Internet Chess Club (ICC).

GM Efstratios Grivas is the Official Commentator.

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