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Global Chess Festival

Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

Come to Wijk aan Zee!

One of the most exciting features of the Global Chess Festival will be the Future Champion of
The Judit Polgar Chess Foundation is looking forward to cooperating with the European Chess
Union to promote awareness for chess in Europe. Our goal is to bring chess into the spotlight for the
next generation and to create a memorable experience where youngsters can achieve exceptional
competitive results.
Registration requirements: talented chess players born 1st January 2007 or later with a FIDE
rating of 1800 or higher (on the 1st July FIDE rating list) are welcome to participate. Pre-
registration is required.
Pre-registration deadline: starting from 15th June until 15th September 2019 at the bottom of this
page. Due to the capacity of the venue, limited number of participants may enter the competition.
The applicants will receive a confirmation from the organizers, and the participants will be listed at
the official website on 30th September 2019.
Entry fee: Free of charge to all participants.
Special invitation: The organisation will offer a free 2 night stay for foreign players with a FIDE
rating of at least 1950. Please enter soon, this offer is limited!
Tournament rules: 9 rounds Swiss system. 10 minutes for each player plus 2 seconds bonus/ per
move, according to FIDE rapid regulations. In case of a tie-break the prizes will be decided as
following: 1. Scored points, 2. counter-match, 3. Berger Calculation.
If two players tie for first place, they will play a Tie-break Match. 2 games with alternating colors, 3
min/player + 2 sec/move. In case of 1-1 there will be a „sudden-death” match (Black has 4 minutes,
White has 3 minutes and in case of a draw, Black will be the winner.)



Date: Saturday, 12th October 2019

Venue: Hungarian National Gallery, 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2.

Registration at venue: 10.30

Opening ceremony: 10.45, Round 1 starts at 11.00

Closing Ceremony: 17.00


The winner will be invited to visit the 82nd edition of the world-famous Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. This prize includes 2 round-trip tickets from his/her home country (winner and accompanying person) + a double room for 2 nights on the weekend of the 18th and 19th January in Wijk aan Zee. This includes entrance to the playing area and ’behind the scenes’ access as well as an opportunity to make the first move for one of the rounds!


For more details and to sign up click here!  

Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
Judit Polgar Chess Foundation