Recently Adriaan Visser, vice mayor of Rotterdam for finance, organization, harbor management, city management and sports, confirmed that on the 23rd of September, together with Mr Anatoly Karpov, he will open the tournament. Of course, we are very pleased about this!
We are glad to inform that Dutch GM Jorden van Foreest confirms his participation in the tournament as guest. We will inform about details later!
To our delight, the 12th chess world champion, Anatoly Karpov, has agreed to be the guest of honor of the tournament. Currently the program with his participation is being worked on. We hope that there will be more guests of honor as we get closer to the day of the tournament.