First hybrid worldwide open announced

The 25th Ciutat de Barcelona tournament on 21–30 August will be played in the presence of arbiters but online, hosted by, as Jordí Magem announced here earlier. The Catalan Chess Federation guarantees the €18,000 prize-fund. It cooperates with organisers all over the world who run tournament halls with a minimum of 25 participants, and each arbiter to supervise up to 30 participants.