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European Senior Chess Championship 2023 – Official invitation

The European Senior Chess Championship 2023 will take place from May 25 to June 4 in Acqui Terme, Italy. The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, with separate open and women’s sections.

The Championships will be played in 9 rounds of the Swiss System. The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. According to the ECU regulations if there are less than 9 women participants in one age group the tournament merges with the respective open category, with separate prizes for the best-ranked women players.

The playing venue of the event will be Acqui Terme Conference Centre.

The event is open to all players who have reached the age of 50 and 65 (by December 31st of the year in which the tournament commences) and represent National federations that are listed as ECU members. There is no limit of number of participants per federations, and players can register regardless on their title or rating. The registration deadline is 14th of May 2023.

The total prize fund of the Championship is 10.000 EUR. The Winners of the event will become European Senior Chess Champions 2023 of the respective category. According to FIDE Handbook D.03.7, the top 3 players from each category of the European Senior Championship 2023 are qualified with personal rights (free board and lodging) to the World Senior Championship 2024. Any change of regulations is a FIDE matter.

Prize list:

Contact information:
Tournament Director, FIDE International Organizer – Cristina Pernici Rigo Via Venezia 3/c, 38062 Arco (TN) Italy
Tel.: (+39) 327 4962713
Offical website:

European Senior Chess Championship 2023 – Official invitation