The 12th Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 20th to Sunday, March 1st, 2019 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 27th is a rest day.
Admission to the playing hall in Cafe Batavia is free.
The bar is located opposite the Amsterdam Central Station, in the direction of Zeedijk, left to the St. Nicholas church, at Prins Hendrikkade 85.
The Batavia Chess Tournament is a 10-player all-play-all event. The rate of play is 40 moves in 90 minutes plus 30 minutes for all remaining moves with 30 seconds per move added from the start.
The games are FIDE rated and gives players the opportunity to earn grandmaster and international master norms.
2 GM Tomasz Warakomski (POL) 2503
3 IM Miguoel Admiraal 2498
4 GM Friso Nijboer 2461
5 IM Aljoscha Feuerstack (GER) 2455
6 IM Edwin van Haastert 2439
7 IM Nico Zwirs 2418
8 IM Manuel Bosboom 2414
9 IM Irene Sukandar (INA) 2402
10 IM Lawrence Trent (ENG) 2383
1st place: €500
2nd place: €300
3rd place: €200
The requirement for a GM norm is 6½ points.
Opening Ceremony: Hand and Brain
On Thursday February 20th at 20.00 hrs the participants of the Batavia Chess Tournament will team up with amateurs in a Hand and Brain Tournament. Three amateurs will be invited, but the other five spots are open for auction. The money raised with the auction will support the Batavia Chess Tournament. Do you want to participate in the Hand and Brain? Send your bid to Merijn van Delft (firstname.lastname@example.org) and state if you want to bid publicly or anonymous. The five highest bids will be published on this website.
The drawing of lots for the main tournament will also take place during the opening ceremony.
Peter Tames (Café Batavia)
Jeroen v/d Berg (Finance)
Merijn van Delft (Tournament director)
Arno Eliens (Chief Arbiter)
Lennart Ootes (Public Relations)
Bas Beekhuizen (Public Relations)