BASAMRO Logistics Group strives continuously to improve its ties with her international trading partners worldwide.
In 2013, the “Year of international relations between the Russian Federation and The Netherlands”, we focussed our attention at strengthening the close relationship with our allies in Russia.

Together with the Dutch National Chess Federation and the Pathena Chess Organisation, we hosted the first international BASAMRO Chess Tournament 2013 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

4 Teams, among which a team from Murmansk, competed in a 2-day tournament on the SS Rotterdam, a unique location for playing chess on in the harbour of Rotterdam.
Each team, consisting of 8 young talented players with FIDE ratings between 1400 up until well above 2100, competed against each other in 3 rounds.

The organisation was also proud to have a International Grand Master as special guest: IGM Jan Timman, who gave a Clinic and played simultaneous chess against our young participants.

For more details and results can be viewed on the 2013 BASAMRO Chess Tournament page.

Following the successes in 2013, the organizing committee aims to continue the cycle by organizing the 2014 BASAMRO Chess Tournament. This time the location will be Murmansk.