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The European Chess Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.
There are 73 chess clubs, with chess players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.
As usual, the chess event will gather many famous chess names, among whom are 18 Grandmasters rated over 2700! This year, the spectators will have a chance to watch the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2839) who will represent Valerenga Chess Club.
Besides Magnus, in the European Chess Club Cup will participate world #3 Mamedyarov Shakriyar (AZE, 2820) who will represent Odlar Yurdu Chess Club, world #4 Ding Liren (CHN, 2804) and world #12 Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2765) who will play for Alkaloid Chess Club, Peter Svidler (RUS, 2756) who will play for Russian Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg Chess Club, Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS, 2752) who will play for Alkaloid and many others world top Grandmasters.