European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 has started in Iasi, Romania.
All 117 registered participants, coming from 29 different European federations safely arrived to Romania and have been paired for the first round.
Romanian Chess Federation, the Mayor of Iasi Municipality, Mr. Mihai Chirica, and the ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili hold an opening press conference at the Palace of Culture, in the Voievozi Hall.
The Opening ceremony took place afterwards in the same venue.
The 1st round of the event started at 15:00 CET. LIVE games can be followed through the official website of the event and all major websites.
The first honorary move before the start of the 1st round was made by the Mayor of Iasi Municipality, Mr. Mihai Chirica, with the presence of the ECU President, in the game between top seeded Nino Batsiashvili (GEO, 2487) and WIM Andreea Navrotescu (FRA, 2249).