Brotherhood between Chess Club SACH of Thessaloniki and ETAR of Veliko Tarnovo

Brotherhood between Chess Club SACH of Thessaloniki and ETAR of Veliko Tarnovo

Vardaris, for yet another time, unites the Balkan chess players.

So this year, during the 5th International Chess Tournament "Vardaris", the Chess Club SACH of Thessaloniki will proceed to brotherhood with "ETAR" Chess Club of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria.

Few information for “ETAR”...

Established in May 2010 in Veliko Tarnovo, that is the old Bulgarian capital with long traditions in chess. In this beautiful town, in 1927 was established one of the first chess clubs in Bulgaria and one year later the Bulgarian chess union.

President of Chess club “Etar” is Nikolay Yordanov, who is National master, Internarional arbiter, FIDE trainer and organizer of the many chess tournaments of different levels.

Svetla Yordanova, who is also a trainer has the title of WIM (Woman International Master) and Woman National Champion.

The club’s headquarters is sports center “Ivaylo”, that was fully renovated 4 years ago.

In 2013, Etar Chess Club, with the help of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo, organized Veliko Tarnovo’s chess holidays – with more than 100 participations from 10 different countries.

ETAR collaborates with chess clubs from Skopje, Bucharest and now Thessaloniki.