IPA Chess Players hosted by the biggest Chess Club in Europe

08 Sep 2022

IPA Primorsko-goranska, members of Section IPA Croatia, held the first chess tournament, entitled “Rijeka 2022”, in the premises of the Rijeka chess club. The tournament was organised with the support of The Rijeka chess club and the permission of the relevant services of the city of Rijeka. The club is home to the largest chess club in Europe.

We were impressed by the facilities when we came to the premises of the club and saw such a suitable space for lovers of the noble game of chess and its technical equipment. The club can accommodate 350 chess players at the same time, with digital monitoring of the results of all participants, professional judging and all other options of documenting chess tournaments.

These fantastic surroundings enable a successful and pleasant stay for tournament participants as well as spectators who want to attend a tournament in the imposing home of the Rijeka chess club.

Members of IPA Primorsko-goranska and IPA Istria participated in the "Rijeka 2022" tournament, which was opened by the president of IPA Primorsko-goranska and IPA Section Croatia, Miljenko Vidak. In this first tournament, the participants were young police officers, along with the grandmaster of the tournament from IPA Istria.

Future tournaments at the largest chess club in Europe in Rijeka will be a meeting place for chess lovers from the ranks of IPA Europe and the world. The tournament will turn into a traditional international, two-day competition with additional contents, such as card games, darts and bocce, as well as an evening cultural entertainment programme, and will aim to gather a larger, more significant number of IPA members both from Croatia and abroad.


Servo per Amikeco!

Miljenko Vidak, President IPA Croatia