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3rd Science Park Amsterdam Chess Tournament

The 3rd Amsterdam International Summer Chess Tournament will be held from 6 to 14 July 2013 at the Science Park Amsterdam. The playing conditions will be perfect in a high-tech, sportive and inspiring environment.

Science Park Amsterdam 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 four different groups:
Group A – Rated more than 2000
Group B – 1750 – 2050
Group C – 1500 – 1800
Group D – Lower than 1550

Science Park Amsterdam 2013

Schedule: 6 – 14 July 2012
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
Prize fund: more information to follow
Inscription form: click here

Playing Venue

Sports Center Universum
Science Park 306, 1098 XH, Amsterdam


A – rating higher than 2000
B – 1750 – 2050
C – 1500 – 1800
D – rating lower than 1550

When you have both FIDE- as national rating, the highest rating is decisive. So, a player Fide rated 1950 and national rated 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 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.


Saturday 6 July:
11.00 – 13.00 hr registration; opening 13.50 hr
Saturday 6 July – Saturday 13 July:
14.00 hr rounds 1 – 8
Sunday 14 July:
12.00 hr round 9; followed by prize giving.


Total prize fund: €6.500
The complete prize fund will be published before the 4th round.

First prizes per group:
A – € 2000
B – € 500
C – € 400
D – € 300


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

Entry Fee

To be paid 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
Junior players (born after 31-12 – 1996) : € 30

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