The tenth edition of the Leiden Chess Tournament is all about women who play chess. On top of the International Open Tournament, there will be a double-rounded Top group in this tenth anniversary, consisting of four strong local female chess players Martine Middelveld, Ioana Smaranda Padurariu, Rosa Ratsma and Leonore Braggaar. All women belong to the top 15 of the Netherlands.

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Also, in the top of Open Tournament we will find multiple Dutch national champion GM Zhaoqin Peng and the absolutely strongest Asian female chess player of this moment, IM Irine Kharisma Sukandar . Besides this, again several international (Grand)Masters will go for the challenge to win the Open. The open tournament will last from July 15th through 24th 2016 and already counts over 90 registered participants.

On Thursday evening July 14th the traditional opening of the Tournament will take place with
a special event.
Please don’t hesitate and visit our website for more information: www.leidenchess.com