We are proud to be a true Chess Festival, not a mere tournament. On top of the regular tournaments, a lot of extra events are organized. In the evenings our Partner Chess Cafe Proeflokaal Hooghoudt in the city center hosts an After Chess Program. During the normal tournament days 1-day events for students and youth are organized. We have Live Commentary and a Closing Simul on the final day. In the run up to the Festival we organize some extra events throughout the city!
After Chess – entire tournament
Every evening, you can enjoy the After Chess Programme in Proeflokaal Hooghoudt, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 61 in the city center of Groningen.
NK Student Blitz – 20 December
The Dutch Championship Student Blitz, to be held during the opening of the tournament on the 20th of December. Entry is Free.
Student Christmas Chess – 21 December
Chess Tournaments for all students that are not a member of a chess club, to be held on the first day of the tournament, the 21st of December. Entry is Free.
Youth Grand Prix – 28 December
A chess tournament for all kids, club member or not. This tournament will be held on the 28th of December. Entry is 5 euro per person.
Closing Simul – 30 December
A prominent Chess player will give a Simul for spectators and sponsors.
Live Commentary – the entire tournament
There will be live commentary in dutch troughout the tournament. You can ask questions in English, and some of the players will talk English when they show their game.