14th BCC Open 2014

Bangkok Chess Club has the honour of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 14th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2014 from 12th to 19th of April 2013 at the 5-star Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel.

The 13th Open hosted more than 300 players from 40 countries, and this year the tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest open tournament ever held in Thailand.

Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson and Hou Yifan playing blitz on the rooftop of Bangkok's Dusit Thani Hotel
Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson and Hou Yifan playing blitz on the rooftop of Bangkok’s Dusit Thani Hotel

Tournament Regulations

  1. This is an individual tournament, open to all players with FIDE ID  (if you do not have FIDE ID number, please contact your country’s rating officer).
  2. There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE ratings – national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
  3. FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.
  4. Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open, and 7 rounds for Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
  5. The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
  6. Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30min for the rest of the game. In addition there is 30 seconds increment per move, starting from the move 1.
  7. Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.
  8. Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game.
  9. Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.


Tournament Programme

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* Entry fee for ‘Winner-takes-all’ blitz tournament is Baht 100 (GMs free).


  • 14th BCC Open 2014: 1st prize 100,000 Baht, with additional prizes for 2-10 ranks and 5 best Thai players
  • BCC Challenger 2014: 1st prize Baht 20,000, with additional prizes for 2-5 ranks
  • Certificates/trophies for top 3 Juniors and Best Lady Player in both categories
  • Please note: Under Thai law, 5% tax must be deducted from the prize money. All  prizes are in Thai Baht


  • Chief Arbiter IA Markku Kosonen (Finland)
  • Deputy Chief Arbiter IA Panupand Vijjuprabha
  • In the event of dispute the Chief Arbiter’s decision is final

Venue. The tournament will be held in the Dusit Thani Bangkok, 946 Rama IV Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Registration. Please complete the online registration form. The organizer will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you do not get a reply within a week, please send a reminder. Players must indicate in which group (Open or Challenger) they would like to participate.

The deadline for registration is March 10, 2014. After this a late registration charge will be added. However, organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.

Entry Fees.

  • Open: 3,000 Baht (Registration after 10th March subject to additional 500 Baht)
  • Challenger: 1,500 Baht (Registration after 10th March subject to additional 500 Baht)

Payment can be made via credit card or Paypal on our payment page, or by cash before the tournament. All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round. Entry fees are non-refundable after 10th March, 2014

Accommodation. Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Special room rates has been negotiated at Dusit Thani Bangkok as follows:

  • Superior Room, Single/Twin, Baht 3,400.- nett / room / night
  • Deluxe Room, Single/Twin, Baht 4,000.- nett / room / night

The  rates are inclusive of service charge, VAT, breakfast and complimentary internet.

Conditions for Titled Players. Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and 2500+ rated players (according official FIDE April 2014 rating list). First 15 GMs to register will get complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing with another GM for 8 nights). Complimentary room reservation is confirmed after organizer has received:

The received deposits will be fully returned after check-in to hotel. Please contact organizer for inquiries.

Other information.

  • Tournament results and pairings will be updated daily at www.Chess-Results.com
  • Approximate exchange rate: US $1 = 31 Baht; €1 = 42 Baht; £1 = 52 Baht