The 19th edition of International Najdorf Chess Festival will take place from 6th-14th July 2019, in Warsaw, Poland.


The event contains three open tournaments: A, B and C. The A tournament is opened to all players rated over 2000, B event is open to players rated 1600-1999, while the C competition is open to players rated under 1600.

All events will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control on the A tournament: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move one, while the B and C tournaments will have time control: 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move one.


The Festival will take place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Center. Registration deadline is 21st June 2019, while the registrations in period from 21st June-5th July may be possible only through the following e-mail address:


Total prize fund of the festival will be 60.000 PLN (around 14.000 EUR).

The Najdor Chess Festival is organized by Polish Chess Federation and Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, under the auspices of Rafal Trzaskowski, the President of the city of Warsaw.


More details and information may be found on the official website of the event.

Official Website of the event