Test chess without castling against our tournament engine
As a nineteen-time world champion, the Shredder chess programme will be our tournament engine for the Deutschland Grand Prix. Now everyone can already try himselfe against Shredder in the new "No Castling Chess" on our homepage. Users can try themselves against Shredder on three different levels and thus perfectly prepare for the Sparkassen Online Open. Just try it out here:
GM Mateusz Bartel with his second participation in Dortmund
Already as a youth he was extremely successful in his home country Poland and secured titles of Polish National Champion in his age group. In 2006, he won the adult national title for the first time and has been a constant in international chess ever since. In 2012, Mateusz Bartel won the strong Aeroflot Open in Moscow and thus secured an invitation to the International Dortmund Chess Days. Now comes his second appearance in the Deutschland Grand Prix.
"I can safely say that the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in 2012 was the only super tournament I took part in. It was the first time I played against such players as Kramnik, Karjakin, Leko or Ponomariov."
Photo: M. Walusza
Dortmunder Sparkassen Online Open 2021
"We are pleased to give the international chess community an opportunity to try out the chess variant No Castling Chess within the framework of the Dortmunder Sparkassen Online Open. Just like the NC World Masters between Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand, the Open will take place in this format, so we expect trend-setting insights for the chess world and give everyone the chance to try it out here. Attractive prizes await the winners of the tournaments," says tournament director Andreas Jagodzinsky.
Pre-registration is easy by entering your name, nationality, club and year of birth in the team on lichess: https://lichess.org/team/sparkassen-chess-trophy-dortmund-2021.
You can find the complete announcement here: Sparkassen Online Open - Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2021 (sparkassen-chess-trophy.de)