China Event of Linglong Tire Cup Sino-European Chess Elite Tournament Held in Qingdao
From Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, the China Event of Linglong Tire Cup Sino-European Chess Elite Tournament was held in Chengyang, Qingdao, Shandong Province. Eight international chess grandmasters participated in this event, making this event become the highest-level chess match ever held in Qingdao.
It is a high-level sports event jointly created by Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd., a global top 20 tire maker, and Qilu Chess Academy, which is planned to hold for 10 years and will be held annually in Europe and in an influential city in China in turn, aiming at promoting sports and cultural exchanges between China and Europe by friendship through chess.
Sino-European Chess Elite Tournament was launched in 2019 and the Europe Event was firstly held in Belgrade, capital city of Serbia, from March 28 to April 1, drawing the attention of Serbian President and Prime Minister. In Qingdao Event, the competition still takes the form of a mixed team of men and women, with fierce rivalry and interesting performance.
Many star chess players took part in this event, including Pu Xiangzhi, Hou Yifan, Zhao Jun and Huang Qian. It is reported that during this chess event, the challenge exhibit competition will also be held between the super-masters and local chess fans. Besides, the chess players will also visit schools with more popular chess culture.