FIDE President visits the 6th European Small Nations Team Championship Print
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 07:48
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The 6th European Small Nations Team Championship is taking place at the Grand Hotel in the Republic of San Marino from March 23 to 31.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited the tournament and played the first symbolic move on the top board to start the biggest ever chess event, organized in San Marino. It was the first ever visit of FIDE President to San Marino.


During his visit Arkady Dvorkovich had meetings with President of the Olympic Committee Primo Giardi and the President of San Marino Chess Federation Ivan Tabarini.


Arkady Dvorkovich and Ivan Tabarini played a couple of blitz games which finished peacefully.

FIDE President also met with the representatives of ESNA to discuss National chess development.


The future of ESNA competition was the topic of the meeting with the ESNA President Paris Klerides, President of Faroe Islands Chess Federation Finnbjorn Vang and COO Willy Iclicki.




10 teams (Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino) are taking part in the championship. The next ESNA tournament will be organized in Liechtenstein in 2021 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Liechtenstein Chess Federation.

The 6th European Small Nations Team Championship is organized by San Marino Chess Federation under auspices of ECU and FIDE.

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