Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2023

List of Participants 2023

Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2023

50th International Dortmund Chessdays

Prize fund: 25.000 €

Date 24th of June – 02nd of July 2023

Venue Westfalenhallen/Kongresszentrum/Goldsaal, Rheinlanddamm 200, 44139 Dortmund, Germany


9 rounds CH system (A-Open accelerated CH-System), computer draw, Waiting time is 30 minutes (for the first round the waiting time is determined differently at the opening).

A: Open: 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes until the end of the game and 30 seconds increment from move 1.

B-Open: 75 minutes/40 moves + 15 minutes until the end of the game and 10 seconds increment from move 1.

In rounds 1-6 a bye can be taken once. This must be announced to the tournament management by the end of the previous round at the latest. The round is stated as a draw. A bye in the 1st round must be requested by 23rd June 18.00 by mailto and is only valid after written confirmation.

Rating and norms

The tournaments are evaluated according to DWZ and ELO. In the A-Open it is possible to obtain GM and IM norms.

Award ceremony

The prize fund in the amount of 25.000 € is guaranteed. No double prizes. In case of a tie, the distribution in the A-Open will be according to the Hort system. In the B- Open and in case of special and rating prizes, the number of buchholz decides (prizes will not be split). The special prizes will be paid out in case of 5 participants per category. Prize money will only be paid out to participants who attend the award ceremony.

Prize money for persons not assessed for tax purposes in Germany will be treated in accordance with the German Income Tax Act.

The prize money will be paid out by the organizer within 10 working days after the end of the tournament by bank transfer to a current account to be named by the winner.

Advance registration

Please transfer the entry fee to the account of the Initiative Pro Schach e.V. at the Sparkasse Dortmund IBAN DE36 4405 0199 0112 2698 00 and BIC DORTDE33XXX as soon as possible. In the reason for transfer please state name and year of birth.

The registration is only valid when the online registration form is filled out and the entry fee is received.

In case of withdrawal from the tournament up to 3 days before the start of the event, the organizer will refund the paid entry fee. A processing fee of 10 € will be retained.


Tournament director Andreas Jagodzinsky, Tournament Management Christian Jochmann, mailto:»>


Initiative Pro Schach e. V., Eicktelgenweg 18, 44309 Dortmund, Germany

In the event of disputes, a committee consisting of tournament director Andreas Jagodzinsky, event director Carsten Hensel and tournament management Christian Jochmann will make the final decision.