Tournament Information 2014

The fourth Amsterdam international summer chess tournament will be held from 5 to 13 July 2014. The playing conditions will be perfect in a high-tech, sportive and inspiring environment.
 
Chess and Science at Amsterdam Science Park  
At Amsterdam Science Park  you are surrounded by renowned scientists, researchers, high-tech companies, an impressive beta faculty and ambitious students. The playing venue is the new sports centre Universum.


Amsterdam Science Park offers several cozy bars and restaurants and it has excellent access by bicycle, public transport and car. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and two thirds of the hotels are located in the city's centre.

There are six different groups:

  Admission
Group A Rated more than 2000
Group B 1750 – 2050
Group C 1500 – 1800
Group D Lower than 1550
Weekday  Open, July 7 - 9
Weekend Open, July 11 - 13

Please scroll down for information on the weekday and weekend three-round-evens
Schedule: 5 - 13 July 2014 
Mode
: 9 rounds, Swiss system 
Rate of play: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: Rounds 1 - 8 will start at 14.00 hrs. The 9th round will start at 12.00 hrs
Inscription formclick here
 

Playing Venue

Sports Center Universum
Science Park 306, 1098 XH, Amsterdam
More Information: click here.


Groups

A - rating higher than 2000
B - 1750 – 2050
C - 1500 – 1800
D - rating lower than 1550
Three-round-events - open

When you have both FIDE- as national rating, the highest rating is decisive. So, a player rated Fide 1950 and national 2100 is only allowed to play in Group A. However, the organization may decide otherwise in some circumstances.


Rate of play

The rate of play for each player is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start. In every group there will be played nine rounds, based on the “Swiss system”. Every day the games will be started at 14.00 hr; the last round will be started at 12.00 hr. NB: The FIDE Laws will apply, except article 6.6a. The rule will be instead: A player, not present at the chessboard within one hour after the scheduled time to start, loses the game, unless the arbiter sees a good reason to decide otherwise.


Schedule

Saturday 5 July:
11.00 – 13.00 hr registration; opening 13.50 hr
Saturday 5 July - Saturday 12 July:
14.00 hr rounds 1 - 8
Sunday 13 July:
12.00 hr round 9; followed by prize giving.


Ratings

In all four groups the results will be reported to both FIDE and KNSB (Dutch federation), except for Group D, which will be reported to KNSB only.


Entry Fee

To be payed at registration on Saturday 6 July from 11.00 till 13.00 hr:
A - € 60 - (W)FM € 30; no fee for (W)IM and higher
B - € 55
C - € 55
D - € 50
Three-round events - € 20
Junior players (born after 31-12 - 1997) : € 30 for group A, B, C and D, and € 15 for the three-round-events. 

Prize fund

  A B C D 3-rounds
1. 1750 500 300 200 30
2. 1000 300 160 120 A book
3. 600 180 120 100  
4. 300 130 100 80  
5. 180 100 60 60  
6. 120 80      
7.   60      
           
Rating prize 100
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60
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60
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50
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        Youth  
        30  

The youth prize in the D-group is open for players born after December 31, 1997.

 

Three-round-events

- Weekday
Schedule: Monday 7, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 July 2014 
Mode
: 3 rounds, all play all 
Rate of play: 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: All rounds will start at 14.00 hrs.
Rating: the results will be reported to KNSB (Dutch federation)

- Weekend
Schedule: Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2013 
Mode: 3 rounds, all play all 
Rate of play: 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: Friday: 15.00 hrs, Saturday 14.00 hrs, Sunday 12.00 hrs.
Rating: the results will be reported to KNSB (Dutch federation)