Youth Chess Festival “Adriatic 2016.” was held from 24th to 27th August in Split. The festival, organized by Garry Kasparov Foundation Adriatic, University of Split, CRO UNUM and the Chess Club E4, brought together 80 participants from 9 countries. The festival consisted of three tournaments, and each tournament was played in competitions for 10, 12, 16 and 20 year olds. This is the second year of the festival, and it already, with its high number of participants and its international character, put Split on the chess map of Europe for young people. In addition to the festival, chess camp for young people was held from 21 – 23. August. Adriatic 2016 promotes the project “Chess with school,” which allows students free learning of chess by model of Garry Kasparov Foundation Adriatic.
The tournament was visited by Garry Kasparov! – pictured here with the camp participants