The 12th Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 20th to Sunday, March 1st, 2020 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 26th 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.

Round 5 on Tuesday February 25th will be played in the Stadsarchief, which is 20 minutes walking from Café Batavia (or 10 minutes by public transport). The games in Stadsarchief will start at 12.30 and there will be onsite commentary. Address: Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam.

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 norms.


1 GM Dimitri Reinderman 2582
2 GM Tomasz Warakomski (POL) 2501
3 IM Miguoel Admiraal 2501
4 GM Friso Nijboer 2469
5 IM Aljoscha Feuerstack (GER) 2459
6 IM Nico Zwirs 2443
7 IM Edwin van Haastert 2438
8 IM Manuel Bosboom 2410
9 IM Irene Sukandar (INA) 2408
10 IM Lawrence Trent (ENG) 2386

Prize Fund

1st place: €500
2nd place: €300
3rd place: €200

Title norms

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 ( 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.

Organizing Team

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)