Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Mighty Luxembourg

Luxembourg has won the 2011 Smalls Nations Cup. They finished ahead of hosts Faroe Islands, with Monaco taking the bronze. The 10 team competition only attracted teams from Europe, but it did have a couple of GM's and IM's taking part. I'm not sure what the qualifies a country as a 'small nation' but when the idea was first mooted about 6 or 7 years ago, a country population of less than 1,000,000 was the threshold. I do not know whether they stuck with this or lowered the cut off.
There is a nice report on the event from Chessdom including pictures of the tournament.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Cudos to Luxembourg !!