Chess Tournament

Next week World Museum Liverpool hosts the European Union Individual Chess Championships. The event starts Wednesday 6 September and runs until Friday 15, during which 70 players will take part in a ten round Swiss competition. British all-time number two, Nigel Short will be taking part and is a tournament favourite, competing for a total prize fund of £15,000.

Play is from 12.30 - 7pm in the Lower Horseshoe Gallery, with spectators welcome. Visitors are asked to maintain silence throughout.

More details can be found on the tournament website, where you can also view live matches. Further details about the background and future of the event can be found on the icLiverpool site.