Dear Chess friends,

After a succesfull start (in 2007) the 13th ‘special’ Leiden Chess Tournament ‘Lucky 13’ 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 (a mainsponsor en more then 20 cosponsors).

The tournament will take place at a NEW LOCATION (!) from July 12 – 21, 2019:
Multi sportcenter De Eendenkooi, in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk at Kooikersplein 1, 2382 EG (Z-Rd)
(200 meter out of Leiden East) see programma button for info.

The opening for LCT 2019 will take place in Leiden on July 11th. The schedule is Swiss nine rounds, according to FIDE rules (two bye’s possible in the first six rounds). For the groups A, B and C the KNSB rating points and obtained FIDE ratings will be forwarded to the FIDE organization.

The total amount (prizes) will be > € 10.000 euro or more (in the Open A at minimum of 70 players),
First prize will be: in the A-group € 1750 euro and also € 1750 euro in the special Crowngroup,
first in B-group € 500 and maybe C-group € 250 (and more), with groups from appr. 50 players.

Entry fees:
Maingroup A (=>1900 ELO) –  Group B (ELO <2000 (1900) – Group C (ELO < 1500)
payment before July 8th € 64,00 for the A, B and C-group (and after July 8th + € 13 euro extra at the playinghall)
Players with a FIDE title and a rating over 2350 no entree fee
Players with a FM-title (lower <2350) get 50% discount on entry fee.

Payment entree fee see button ‘Programma‘ (to the Mindsport Foundation SDPN)
Moves according to FIDE schedule.

Registration (international) solely by e-mail: janbey at
More information and tournament site:

Playing and tournament information (entry and bye’s) by e-mail to the arbiters at: LCT 2019 at
Location: NEW LOCATION see above and program button

We are looking forward to meeting you in Leiden (East!).

Jan Bey
Tournament Director