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 (later in 2019 more..), from July 12 – 21, 2019.

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 and B KNSB rating points and obtained FIDE ratings will be forwarded to the FIDE organization. Groups C and D only KNSB rating.

The total amount (prizes) will be > € 10.000 euro or more (in the Open A at minimum of 70 players),
First prize will be: A-group € 1750 euro, first in B-group € 500 and maybe
C-group € 350, with groups from appr. 30/50 players. Etc.
and round robin group (4 players) (space at the location).
Extra prize fund for a Crowngroup (8 or 10 former LCT winners).
(groups according to new location)

Entry fees:|
Maingroup A (> 2000 ELO) –  Group B (ELO < 2000) – Group C (ELO < 1500) – (and groups with 4 players)
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.
Entree fee 4 players € 30,00
(Only if there is enough participation, then only one group A nd B)

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 (more in 2019)

We are looking forward to meeting you in Leiden.

Jan Bey
Tournament Director