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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No traditional Linares chess event this year

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Hi everyone,

We've seen so many top chess events ending that it doesn't feel nice to hear this. But then, if we still choose to look at the positive side and stay cheered up - then this is better news: The high-profile exciting chess event in Linares as been cancelled only for this year. It will return in 2012.

“Yes, it is right. Linares Chess Tournament will not take place in 2011. We are planning Linares 2012 for the second half of March,” Paco Albalate told

At first the event was postponed till the fall. However, the organisers had difficulties in finding a venue in another country (which would cover a share of the costs) and couldn’t find dates in the chess calendar. The next edition will be in March 2012. In recent years it was always held in February. .

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