The 10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, March 4th, 2018 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 28th is a rest day.

Admission to the playing hall in Cafe Batavia is free.
The cafe 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.


1. GM Ivan Sokolov 2567
2. GM Alexandr Fier (BRA) 2544
3. GM Friso Nijboer 2510
4. IM Miguel Santos Ruiz (SPA) 2505
5. IM Robby Kevlishvili 2469
6. IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) 2459
7. IM Anna Zatonskih (USA) 2447
8. IM Thomas Beerdsen 2445
9. FM Liam Vrolijk 2427
10. IM Manuel Bosboom 2403

Prize Fund

1st place: €750
2nd place: €500
3rd place: €250

Blitz – 1st place: €200, 2nd place €150, 3rd place €100

There is a brilliancy prize of €150 for the best game and a best endgame prize of €150. The jury consists of GM Loek van Wely, GM Zhaoqin Peng and IM Merijn van Delft.





Title norms

The requirement for a GM norm is 6 points. An IM-norm is 4½ points.

Batavia Blitz & Opening

On Thursday February 22nd at 20.00 hrs the participants of the Batavia Chess Tournament will play a blitz tournament to determine the color distribution for the main event. The Blitz event is open for audience in Café Batavia, while the games can be followed live via this website as well.

Format: 10-player single round robin.
Rate of play: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move.
Prizes: 1st place: €200, 2nd place €150, 3rd place €100
Tiebreak: 1. Mutual games; 2. SB points; 3. Most blacks; 4. Most wins; 5. Most wins with black; 6. Drawing of lots.
The final ranking of the Blitz determines the starting numbers of the main event. Which means, the winner of the Blitz has starting number 5 in the main event, number 2 has starting number 4, etc. and number 6 gets starting number 10, number 7 starting number 9, etc.

The opening of the 9th Batavia Chess Tournament will also take place on Thursday February 22nd, at 19.00 hrs.


Tournament director: Merijn van Delft
Cafe Batavia: Peter Tames
Chief Arbiter: Arno Eliëns