European Amateur Chess Championship 2016 started on 6th June in Ruzomberok, a town in northern Slovakia, with participation of 80 players from 9 federations.
The Championship is organized by Chess Club Prievidza, Chess Club Ruzomberok and Ruzomberok City, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.
The top seeds of the event is Marian Holubcik (SVK 1989), Anton Ostrochovsky (SVK 1985), Iulian Necula (ROU 1965), Anatoly Borodavkin (UKR 1962), Almog Burstein (ISR 1956), Artur Suliborski (POL 1943), Paulo Fanha (POR 1938), etc.
After two rounds 13 players lead with maximum score, among whom one female player Stella Sankova from Slovakia.
Round 3 is on schedule tomorrow from 4.00 pm (local time) with top pairings:
Marek Pniaczek (POL) vs Paulo Fanha (POR), Mikulas Kosar (SVK) vs Vladimir Zahradnik (SVK), Pavol Knaperek (SVK) vs Jaroslav Gasper (SVK), Laszlo Nagy(GER) vs Stella Sankova (SVK), Michal Babirat (SVK) vs Juraj Pecho (SVK), etc.
The official venue of the tournament is the Sports hall Koniaren in Ruzomberok, and the tournament is being held from 6th to 12th June, 2016.
The Championship is played as 9 round Swiss tournament, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.