The Xtracon Open is a huge 10-round tournament taking place in Elsinore, Denmark from 21-29 July 2018. It was previously known as the Politiken Cup before acquiring its new Danish IT company sponsor. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.
Konventum Helsingør, Gl. Hellebækvej 70, 3000 Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark
Opening ceremony: Saturday 21th July at 1 pm.
Round 1: Saturday 21th July at 2 pm.
Round 2-3: Sunday 22th July at 10 am and 5 pm.
Round 4-9: Monday 23th July to Saturday 28th July at 1 pm.
Round 10: Sunday 29th July at 10 am.
Prize ceremony at 4.30 pm.
Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.