Unfortunately, current developments do not allow us to hold open tournaments with several hundred participants this year. Of course we are working towards finally making a joint chess experience for amateurs and professionals possible again under one roof in the congress centre of the Dortmund Westfalenhallen in 2022.

To create at least a little festival atmosphere, we have agreed with ChessBase Hamburg that the "Sparkassen Playchess Open" will be offered and held as an online tournament on the Playchess server. We are also excited to see what our partner will come up with. The organisation and realisation of the Open will be done by ChessBase, which is working on the tournament formats and will publish the announcement afterwards. As soon as we have the announcement and a corresponding registration form, we will inform you here. If you have any further questions, please contact tournament director Martin Fischer by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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