FIDE Grand Swiss – ECU nominees
Based on the final announcement for the organisation of FIDE Grand Swiss in Riga, Latvia, from October 25 to November 8, 2021, the tournament rules and the recent information from FIDE, that the president of ECU shall nominate two players (one for the open tournament and one for the women’s tournament) by September 5, ECU Board announces :
The ECU policy is to decide all qualifications in competition and transapency and to give more chances to the new generations. Therefore, under today’s special conditions, the 2 ECU wildcards will be awarded to the first player U20 at the European Open Chess Championship 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland, and to the first player U20 at European Women’s Chess Championship 2021 in Iasi, Romania. If they have already qualified via the rating, the place will go to the next U20 player.