Magistral Tournament "Ciudad de León"
The Magistral Tournament Ciudad de León, one of the great classics of the international circuit, celebrates this year its thirty-sixth edition, with its traditional format of four players and a cup system with semi-finals and final that has been and it is imitated in many top-level chess events. This system, which makes the competition much more interesting, avoids the famous and dreaded draws without a fight, one of the problems of competitive chess.
After the online editions of 2020 and 2021, imposed by the global Covid-19 pandemic, El Magistral aims to be face-to-face again and will feature four world-class players, including a player from León who is making his way towards the chess elite. All of them will compete in León in July 2023. The Magistral, which is a real chess festival, with multiple activities for children, fans and chess lovers from Spain and the world, will allow them to enjoy chess at the highest level for a week, as well as participating in competitions for all levels, attending conferences, street activities, the magic of chess, online and on-site tournaments, and simultaneous exhibitions that will offer the public activities for all ages.
The world chess players who will compete in León in 2023 are the following: