Jerusalem is getting ready for the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, will be staged in hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU.
The prize fund was generously increased to 120,000 € and 115 Grandmasters have already joined the field.
Top seeded players, members of “Club 2700+”, are GM David Navara, GM Nikita Vitiugov, GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, GM Etienne Bacrot and GM Fransisco Vallejo Pons. You can see the preliminary list below.