Chess tournament in Israel

Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess, Saint Petersburg. Source: Wikimedia

Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess, Saint Petersburg. Source: Wikimedia

From Chessbase, good news for Israeli chess fans:

The strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel will be hosted by the city of Ashdod, in collaboration with the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) on December 7-10 during the Chanukah holiday. Twelve players will fight three stages of rapid games, in what promises to be a thrilling and intriguing event.

More information, here.

Looks good, I must say. I may try and get down to see some of the action, though watching remotely is probably a more likely event!