[<< wikinews] 2006 European Chess Championship opens in Liverpool
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 
The European Union Individual Chess Championships are underway in Liverpool, England. They are being staged at the World Museum Liverpool on William Brown Street from Wednesday 6th September to Friday 15th September 2006.
More the 250,000 people viewed the first day's games online, more than attended the City's recent Mathew Street Festival.
After 8 rounds the top 5 was.

1 Stephen J. Gordon
2 Luke McShane
3 Nigel Short
4 Sarunas Sulskis
5 Simon K Williams


== Sources ==
Kate Mansey. "Chess event sweeps the board for city's fame" — Liverpool Daily Post, September 12, 2006Chess Gateway. "European Union Individual Chess Championships" — Chess Gateway, September 12, 2006


== External links ==
European Union Individual Chess Championships