San Remo, February 21
It’s a high level event of undoubted charm the event that will take place from February 25 to February 27 2011 in San Remo.
In that weekend, in fact, the city of flowers will host the Chess Festival “San Remo Chess 2011″, an unmissable appointment that after many years, marks the return in our city of an international chess tournament, with the ambition of becoming a reference point for passionates, Italians and foreigners.
San Remo boasts an amazing coat of arms in the chess environment as it hosted in 1930 a world championship that became a legend with the victory of Alexander Alekhine.
It was the biggest tournament organized in Italy and one of the most important international events of that period to which partecipated almost all the best players of that time. The tournament , that took place at the Casino, saw the victory of the World Champion Alekhine with an almost unbeatable performance of 14 wins over 15 matches.
The story, the fotos and the text of the match of such an important event are documentated in the book by Enrico Cecchelli, member of the Imperia Chess Circle, entitled San Remo 1930: the tournaments of the giants (Sanremo 1930: il torneo dei giganti).
Now, thanks to the Imperia Chess Circle, that signed a prestigous partnership with this fascinating discipline organizing the most long running national tournament – this year the international chess festival of Imperia reached its 52nd edition-, San Remo hosts once again the Chess Festival.
The official seat of the event will be the Nyala Suite Hotel in via Solaro 134.
“The Imperia Chess Circle – states the President Gianni Rossi Cassani – is honoured to contribute with its decades-long experience in organizing the tournament with the collaboration of the staff of Nyala Suite Hotel. Sure that such event will collaborate successfully with the prestigous ” Imperia Chess Festival”, pride of our partnership, and hoping for an equally positive path and projected to the future as a solid destination in the national and international chess circuit, we invite all players and passionates to partecipate”.
Moreover, the Nyala wonder Travel, strong of its decade experience, will arrange the accomodation of the partecipants and the promotion and the communication of the event outside the traditional chess environment.
“This event – states Igor Varnero (Nyala Wonder Travel) – puts our city in the center of grand circuit, the chess one, which can count passionates and players in the whole world. There will be three days dedicated to the competition, to fun and to the game, that will project San Remo in a real international dimension”.