Sports May 15, 2023 | 9:20 am

Collado will support the 2023 Continental Chess Championship of the Americas

Santo Domingo.- The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, has expressed his endorsement for the 2023 continental chess championship of the Americas, organized by the Dominican Chess Federation, in honor of President Luis Abinader. The tournament is scheduled to take place from May 15 to 24 and will feature the participation of 24 Grandmasters (GM), 24 International Masters (IM), and 18 FIDE Masters (MF) representing 25 countries.

The president of the organizing committee, José Gabriel Jaquez, along with Braulio Ramírez, shared the event details. They mentioned that Minister Collado has once again shown his support by contributing towards part of the expenses for the qualifying event for the World Cup of the International Federation of FIDE Chess.

Jaquez also announced that the opening ceremony will be held on Monday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. During the ceremony, the organizing committee, together with the president of the Dominican Chess Federation, Pedro Domínguez Brito, will pay tribute to President Abinader for his valuable contributions to the national sport. Arkadi Dvorkóvich, the president of the FIDE International Chess Federation, will be present at the ceremony.

The tournament will be broadcast live worldwide by leading chess networks, featuring an exceptional team led by Pepe Cuenca, a renowned and highly skilled analyst. He will be joined by two talented Dominicans, Carlos del Rosario, and Ruddy Mendez.

The international event will take place at the Emotions Hotel in Juan Dolio, featuring an 11-round tournament in the absolute category. The Swiss system and FIDE regulations will be followed, with FIDE Master Leonardo Estévez serving as the general coordinator under the technical direction. International referees Erick Hernandez and Wilfredo Paulino will also be part of the organizing team.

The tournament will include three modalities: standard, rapid, and Blitz. According to local press reports, four players will qualify for the world chess championship.

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