The tournament was started with an introduction to Japanese classical works of "Hojoki" & "Letters on Idleness". The ideas of Dzen Buddhism were well received and we hope that few of the players & guests will read these classics themselves. After the games and rewarding ceremony, the participants of the event were welcomed to appreciate the Japanese whiskey "Tanjaku". One of the highly prized drinks was awarded to GM E. Sveshnikov who on the 11th of February celebrated his 70th jubilee.
The results of the tournament can be seen on the chess-results.com
site. The next tournament will be held on Tuesday, 24th March. We would like to thank all participants, visitors, and guests from the ROTARY Astor Riga chapter for attending our event. And finally but not least importantly, I would like to remind all chess lovers to come for regular training & socializing in our club. There is so much more to chess life than monthly tournaments 🙂