As everyone knows, it is very difficult to establish the motivation that drives players to participate in one tournament rather than another: some go to play for the location, some for the playing conditions, some for the titles up for grabs, some for prizes and, who because they know that the organization is of a good standard.
This tournament we believe has attracted such a large number of players for a mix of all the reasons mentioned.
We have already written extensively about Acqui Terme and the optimal conditions of the Play venue and the good organization; the titles up for grabs are those of European Champion for each category and this allows, among other things, to be hosted at the next World Championship; the most eagerly awaited prizes are naturally those in cash and 10.000 euros aren't bad.
A separate discussion must be made for the plaques and medals. Simple plates have been chosen for the three who will get on the podium (always for each category) so as not to create problems for those traveling by plane by giving away bulky cups. Also, for all players there will be a certificate of participation.
Finally, the organization has also included, as it did at the World Senior Championship in Assisi, special prizes for the first three classified over 75s.
These are prizes that want to attest to the special attention that Arcoworldchess places for those who, despite the aches and pains of age, love this game/sport and wants to be present at all costs!