European Corporate Chess Championship 2022 starts in Rotterdam

The 2022 European Corporate Chess Championship takes place on weekend 18-19 June in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The tournament is played on a luxury cruise ship of Royal Spido (named James Cook), while sailing in the Rotterdam harbour. 17 teams will participate in the event which will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 15 minutes for the whole game, plus 5 seconds of an increment starting from the move one.

Among the players representing their corporations are: GM Anish Giri (2761, NED, Optiver 1 team), GM Loek van Wely (2629, NED, Hotels.nl), GM Max Warmerdam (2613, NED, Flow Traders), GM Friso Nijboer (NED, 2466, DSE Automatisering), IM David Simon Pardo (ESP, 2461, Optiver 2), IM Radoslaw Barski (2437, POL, PwC).

Starting rank list of teams:

x Team RtgAvg
1 Hotels.nl 2326
2 DSE Automatisering 2315
3 LBV 1 2160
4 Tata Steel 2100
5 Hapoel 2042
6 EPO The Hague 1 1995
7 PwC 1989
8 Trifol 1953
9 Flow Traders 1889
10 ASML 1758
11 LBV 2 1697
12 Optiver 1 1649
13 EPO The Hague 2 1644
14 Optiver 2 1595
15 ABN AMRO 1417
16 ADP 1298
17 EPO Munchen 1237

The total prize fund of the Championship is 6.000 EUR, with 3.000 EUR reserved for the Winner of the event.

Official website of the event