Luohu hosts chess tournament
The 2019 Shenzhen Luohu All-Star Chess Tournament is currently being held in Luohu’s Sunshine Hotel, from August 26 to 31. [sznews.com]
The 2019 Shenzhen Luohu All-Star Chess Tournament is currently being held in Luohu’s Sunshine Hotel, from August 26 to 31.
Co-hosted by the General Administration of Sports of China, Chinese Chess Association and the Luohu government, the event has attracted 12 world-class chess players as competitors.
“Shenzhen is one of the cities that has seen the best development of chess across China. Luohu will hold more such tournaments,” said Wang Zhiqiang, an official of the the Luohu District Culture, Radio, TV, Tourism and Sports Bureau.
Xue Jiang, head of the bureau, said that the players will visit schools in the area to share their experiences with students.
Liu Shilan, chairman of the Shenzhen Chess Institute, said: “The Chinese Chess Association has signed an agreement with the city Shenzhen to build here a base for the national team.”He added that the cards and chess center of the General Administration of Sports of China has unveiled a plan to develop Shenzhen into China’s chess capital.