Dear Chess friends,

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.

Entry fee:

Group A (> 1900 ELO) and group B (< 1950 ELO):
payment before July 8th € 65,00 and after July 7th € 75 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
Moves according to FIDE schedule.

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

Playing and tournament information (entry and bye’s) by e-mail: LCT 2018 at

We are looking forward to meeting you in Leiden.

Jan Bey
Tournament Director