The official Dutch Open Lightning Chess Championship takes place in the Willem II soccer stadium in Tilburg, on the 27th of June 2020. 

At the Open Dutch Lightning Chess Championship, a maximum of 160 participants play 43 games of 2 minutes per game.

The tournament has two stages. The first stage consists of four preliminary rounds, in which players are assigned to groups consisting of eight players. Hence, each round a player faces seven opponents.

After this, players are assigned to final groups that contain 16 players. The winner of the highest final group will be the official Open Dutch Lightning Chess Champion of 2020.

Register today by filling in the application form on this site! The entrance fee is €17,50 including lunch. Grandmasters are able to enter the tournament without fee and receive a free lunch. 

Here can be found a list of participants.

Time

Actvity

10:00 – 10:30

Registration

10:45 – 11:00

Opening

11:00 – 12:00

First preliminary round

12:00 – 13:00

Second preliminary round

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30

Third preliminary round

14:30 – 15:30

Fourth preliminary round

15:30 – 15:45

Break

15:45 – 17:30

Finals

17:45

Awards ceremony

Main groupGroup 2Group 3Group 4Group 5
1st€ 500€ 200€ 100€ 60€ 50
2nd€ 300€ 150€ 50€ 40€ 30
3rd€ 200€ 100€ 25€ 25€ 20
4th€ 125    
5th€ 75    
Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10
1st€ 40€ 40€ 30€ 30€ 30
2nd€ 25€ 25€ 20€ 20€ 20
3rd€ 15€ 15€ 10€ 10€ 10
2015GM Loek van Wely
2016IM Hing Ting Lai
2017IM Hing Ting Lai
2018GM Jorden van Foreest
2019IM Hing Ting Lai

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