German championships canceled
28 Feb 2023
The Schachgipfel, an annual festival of German Individual Championships, cannot take place in Braunschweig in July as planned. The originally positive city has rejected to contribute any subsidies after financial irregularities in the German Chess Federation have become public, and the regional Lower Saxony Chess Federation declared itself unable to close the deficit. As a consequence President Ullrich Krause will not run for re-election.