On the sidelines of the event, head of FIDE had meetings with President of San Marino Chess Federation Ivan Tabarini, a member of the executive committee of San Marino Chess Federation Ezio Righi and delegate of Liechtenstein Chess Federation Renato Frick.
Recall that 18 grandmasters will play 9 rounds on a Swiss system basis in the third stage. There will be classical time control for all games. The prize fund is €130,000. The tournament will be closed on July 16.