European Women's Blitz Championship, Monaco 2017

Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world. It is a playground for tourists and a haven for the wealthy, the former drawn by its climate and the beauty of its setting and the latter by its advantageous tax regime. The country's Musee Oceanographique is one of the largest oceanographic museums in the world. Its aquarium contains approximately 6000 specimens. In the spring, there’s the Monaco Grand Prix , a Formula One race held every year since 1929. Drivers tackle the narrow course filled with elevation changes, tight corners and tunnels.

Map          😎 Video - Aerial Tour (0:59 min)

The European Women’s Blitz Championship is played in Monte Carlo according to the Swiss system in 12 rounds with time control 3 minutes game + 3 seconds per move starting from the first move.

🙂 Video - Women's Blitz Chship, Monaco 2017 (1:27 min)

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Hastings Masters, England 2017-18

Hastings is most famous for the battle that took place there in 1066 between King Harold's English and William the Conqueror's Normans. The town grew from its medieval origins into a Victorian seaside resort, and the majority of the town's architecture dates from this period. Nestled between the rugged beauty of the East and West Hills, the town's main attraction is the medieval Old Town, with its narrow passageways, antique shops, boutiques, cafes and Europe's largest beach-side fishing fleet.

* Map        😎 Video - Hastings, East Sussex (6:21 min)

Hastings Masters is a 10 round Swiss tournament held in Hastings from 28th December to 6th January.

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World Youth Chess Championships 2019 - Mumbai

Gaining independence from Britain in the twentieth century, Bombay was renamed for an ancient goddess: Mumbai. As India’s largest city, Mumbai has 18.5 million inhabitants making it one of the world’s most populous cities.

Every day in Mumbai, more than 200 trains make over 2,000 trips along 300 kilometres of track, carrying more passengers per kilometre than any railway on earth - Mumbai’s trains alone carry six million people per day. Every year in Mumbai, 3500 people die on the train tracks—an average of ten per day. Although there are pedestrian overpasses at every station, many passengers chose to save a few minutes by crossing the tracks instead—a dangerous decision. In many parts of Mumbai, walking is faster than driving through congested traffic. To ease this problem without consuming more land, a new eight-lane bridge will extend traffic four kilometres over the sea.

😎 Video - Mumbai travel guide (15:16 min)          Map

The World Youth Chess Championships (October 1 – 13) included six events in three age categories split between the open and the girls' section. This is the first time that India has hosted this prestigious event. A total of 464 players from some 64 countries flocked to the city of Mumbai. Several titled players and national champions from five continents arrived for the six world championship titles up for grabs.

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