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The rating changes for the team and ESC/WOSC tournaments have been calculated.
Sergey Korchitsky won the World Open Shogi Championship.
Sergey Korchitsky won the European Championship.
The championship has started:
40 players participated in the blitz championship. Anton Starykevich won the tournament. Dream Team (Peter Sheslionok, Thomas Pfaffel and Boris Savich) won the team tournament (11 participants).
Shun Tokuni won the online tournament.
69 players (including 3 top European ones) have registered for August 13.

An online championship with short time limit (5 minutes + 10 seconds byoyomi) will be held on Thursday 19th August. The tournament will be run on the Swiss system with 7 rounds.

Tournament page.

No self-isolation for vaccinated arrivals in Belarus!. The new resolution removes the self-isolation requirement for arrivals with vaccination certificates. It also cancels the PCR test requirement for them too. The Belarusian government has also cut the period of self-isolation to 7 days.
At a general vote of the FESA member countries, it was approved the decision to hold the championships on August 19-22, 2021 in Minsk.
Due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the world, the championships are postponed. The possible dates are November 2020 or July 2021.
Belarusian shogi statistics for 2019:
254 players from Belarus took part in 157 rating tournaments, including 36 major (multi-day) events.
The event venue has been determined. The tournaments will be held at the conference halls of the Hotel Belarus. There will be a discount up to 30% for participants on the accommodation price. The details will be provided after pre-registration.
Minsk player Vincent Tanyan beat Thomas Leiter (Germany) in the final game of the ESC 2019 in Bratislava and made his second European championship title. The 3rd place was taken by another Minsk player Anton Starykevich by beating compatriot Maxim Shaporov.
Effective from July 27, 2018, foreign citizens of 74 countries (including all the EU countries) can enter Belarus in the visa-free regime for up to 30 days. The details you can find here.
Minsk was selected as the host city of the ESC/WOSC 2020.

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About the Event

ESC&WOSC 2013 in Minsk

Held annually since 1985 in one of the FESA member countries, the European championship is the main shogi event in Europe. The 2020 competitions will take place in Minsk, Belarus from the 19th to the 22nd of August 2021.

The event consists of four tournaments:

The halls of the Belarus Hotel will serve as a venue for the competitions.