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Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić 2014

The Sport University Association of Belgrade organizes “The Week of chess at the University of Belgrade” in the end of October. It will include three chess events, two of which have an international character.

For the past 9 years the central chess event at the University has been the traditional internet chess match between the University of Belgrade and the University of Texas at Dallas, entitled “Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić”.

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić

This year the whole manifestation will be enriched with the exhibition simultaneous of the Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala, the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World.

Grandmaster Harikrishna will play a simul on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc.

GM Pentala Harikrishna

GM Pentala Harikrishna

One of the best Universities in the United States in the student chess competition – University of Texas at Dallas, challenged the University of Belgrade to an online chess match, in 2006. In this way, now already the traditional chess match named “The Transatlantic Cup” was established.

Last year the event was named after the Serbian famous Grandmaster and chess legend Svetozar Gligoric. The match is played on 16 boards and the winner gets the cup for one year.

After 8 played matched, the score is 4.5-3.5 for the University of Belgrade. The match can be followed live on ICC.

Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić

It is expected that the both events will be attended by numerous VIPs, such as guests from the world of politics, sports and public life, as well as media representatives.

Grandmaster Harikrishna will play the simul on Wednesday, 29th October, 2014 at 6.00 pm, and the 9th Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligorić will be held on Friday, 31st October, 2014 at 6.00 pm. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade will host both events.

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