Wednesday, May 01, 2013

FIDE Grand Prix in Thessaloniki?

Greek-Russian businessman Ivan Savidis, new owner of the biggest Thessaloniki football club PAOK and main sponsor of the Greek Chess Federation, is interested to hold the top chess events in Thessaloniki.

It is still uncertain whether the next FIDE Grand Prix will be held in Thessaloniki, but this destination together with nearby Halkidiki is renowned after many successful international events. The confirmation should come within few days.

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