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The elite chess tournaments held in Batumi

 

At the beginning of the 20th century in Batumi the set of actions was organized, competitions between the strongest

chess players were held.

 In 1897-1920 - in the championships of Batumi three times V. A. Basenko became the winner.

 In 1934 Batumi hosted a match Armenia – Abkhazia.

 In 1961 (26.04 – 15.05) female tournament of Tbilisi-Batumi ended with Nona Gaprindashvilya's victory, and

to the second place there was the Batumi chess player Alla Chaykovskaya.

 1966 (26.06 – 12.07) – the international tournament among men.

 1969. The USSR championship among young masters.

 Since 1999 after the Palace of chess was built (Tamaris Dasakhleba), Batumi accepted a set of chess tournaments of a high rank: 

 1999 (27.11 - 07.12) – Team championship of Europe among women and men. Palace of chess.

 2000 (26.05 – 14.06) – The first European championship among women. Palace of chess.

 2001 (16.09 – 20.09) – the Match of the national teams of Europe and Asia with participation of Garry Kasparov.

Batumi drama theater.

 2001 (06. 26-) – the Open championship of the Countries of the Black Sea basin. Palace of chess.

 2001 (06. 27-) – the Female championship of the Countries of the Black Sea basin. Palace of chess.

 2002 (13.06 – 27.06) – the Man's European championship. 101 participants. Palace of chess.

 2003 (07. 25-) – the Open championship of the Countries of the Black Sea basin. Palace of chess.

 2006 (17.10 – 29.10) – the Second age World Cup. 56 countries, 794 participants.

Batumi complex sports school (Pirosmani St., No. 14).

It should be noted that in view of successful holding the World Cup, Georgia acquired from FIDE the unprecedented right for

carrying out within three years of the European championships among chess players till 8 years.

 2007 (12.10 – 23.10), 2008 (04.06 – 15.06), 2009 (05.06 – 15.06) – The European championships among chess players till 8 years. Sputnik hotel.

 By this moment the Palace of chess was already someone else's property and the above European championships

 were held in Sputnik hotel.

 2010 (19.09 – 29.09) – the Age European championship. More than 300 participants.

Former Palace of chess. (to us granted the right to hold a tournament in this building).

 2012 (30.05 - 06.06) – the Female world championship on fast chess and a blitz. Sheraton hotel.

 2014 (18.10 – 29.10) – The age European championship (from 8 - till 18 years). 45 Countries, About 1000 participants.

Sheraton hotel and Inturist Hotel.