After a succesfull start (in 2007) the 12th Leiden Chess Tournament is being organized.
The organization is in hands of the Stichting Denksportpromotie Nederland, a foundation for mindsports. The tournament is sponsored by donations to the foundation (2 main-sponsors en more then 20 co-sponsors).
The tournament will take place in the Leiden Denksportcentrum, from July 12 – 22, 2018.
The opening for LCT 2018 will take place in Leiden on July 12th. The schedule is Swiss nine rounds, according to FIDE rules (two bye’s possible in the first six rounds). For both groups A and B KNSB rating points and obtained FIDE ratings will be forwarded to the FIDE organization.
The total amount (prizes) will be > € 5500 euro (at minimum of 120 players),
first prize will be: A-group € 1750 euro and B-groep € 500 euro.
Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.