13th BCC Open 2013 switches to classical time control

The luxurious Dusit Thani Pattaya, host of the 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013

13th BCC Open 2013 poster

CHESS ON THE BEACH! The 13th BCC Open 2013 will take place in the luxurious Dusit Thani Pattaya, taking full advantage of their newly refurbished ballroom.

In consultation with Grandmaster Nigel Short, the reigning BCC Open Champion, the format has been changed in favour of the classical time control used in all major FIDE tournaments including the Olympiad: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes for the remainder, with a 30-second increment throughout. As the Champion said, we should see a lot more interesting endgames at the tournament.

For more details go to the tournament page or download a PDF of the full tournament regulations.

Register online now by completing the registration form.

Please note: The Tournament Director’s new email address is bangkokchessclub@gmail.com