The 19th European Individual Championship takes place from 16-29 March in Batumi, Georgia, organized by the government of Georgia together with the government of Adjara Autonomous Republic, Tbilisi City Hall and the Georgian Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing the chess federation members of the European Chess Union regardless of their title or rating.
The tournament is an 11-round Swiss open with a prize fund of €100,000 and first prize of €20,000. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Live transmission delay 15 minute. The first 23 players will qualify for next World Cup. Official website: e2e4.ge