European Championship

Karttunen, Mika vs. Howell, David W L

The 18th European Individual Chess Championship is taking place from May 30 to June 10 in Minsk, Belarus under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The tournament is an 11-round Swiss open with a prize fund of €100,000 and a first prize of €20,000. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. The first 22 players will qualify for the 2017 World Cup. Official website: openchess.by/eurominsk2017eng