THE Kaktus Hotel on Playa Albir was the venue for the inaugural International Chess Open which ended last Sunday after running for a week.
Alfaz del Pi was a fitting setting for the event with the town having several notable teams, some of the strongest in the region. The Open had a number of activities and competitions including lightning, simultaneous and triangular versions as well as classic chess.
World renowned grandmasters such as Tigran Petrosian from Armenia and Romanian Mihail Suba, who now lives in Alfaz, attended and took part. There was plenty of activities for younger players and the town’s Sports Department collaborated in the event with the Valencian Chess Federation.