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IM Lawrence Trent to play in our tournaments

We're excited to announce the participation of international master Lawrence Trent in our tournaments.

Lawrence Trent, also known as the new voice of chess, is one of the most famous online commentators, author of critically acclaimed chess DVDs and online tutorials. Recently he commentated the english championships with Fiona Steil-Antoni, who will also play in our tournaments. Last but not least, he is the manager of Fabiano Caruana, current US Champion and former world number 2.




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Blitz Tournament

Blitz tournament on 23.09.2017

As a warmup to the Raiffeisen Rapid Chess Open, we will play a blitz tournament (3 minutes plus 2 seconds) on saturday. The tournament will be FIDE rated.

The guranteed prize fund is 500€.

 Start of the tournament is 14h30, you can register either through the site or prior to the blitz tournament. Please confirm your presence for 14h15.

The play modus will depend on the number of participants. We plan to play 13 rounds.

Rapid Chess Tournament Invitation


9 rounds / 15 minutes + increment of 5 sec. /move 

FIDE Rapid chess elo rated.

Total prizes 6000 € (prize fund guaranteed with 125 players)

1.500€, 750€, 500€, 400€, 300€, 200€, 150€, 100€, 100€,  100€

U2300 : 150€, 75€, 50€  

U2100 : 150€, 75€, 50€ 

U1900 : 150€, 75€, 50€ 

U1700 : 150€, 75€, 50€

U1500 : 150€, 75€, 50€

young players -18 (year of birth 1999 or later) : 150€, 75€, 50€

Veteran players +60 years: (year of birth 1956 or earlier) : 150€, 75€, 50€

Main prizes only will be divided according to the Hort system in case of a tie. Prizes can be cumuated

 Venue: Salle Artikuss, rue Jean Anen, L-4413 Soleuvre


• Online registration

• by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• at the venue from 8:30am to 9:45am (+5€)


Participation fee

Registration before 23th of september 2017: adults: 20€ / 10€ for U18

Afterwards : + 5€ 

GM, IM, WGM an WIM registration free of charge

The participation fee must be paid cash at the registration. Bank transfers are not possible.


All players must be present before 9:45am.

Players not having checked in before 9:45am will only be paired for the 2nd round.

Beginning of the event Sunday at 10:00am


Time table

1st Round:  10:00am – 10:50am

2nd Round: 10:50am – 11:40am

3rd Round:  11:40am – 12:30pm


4th Round:  01:15pm – 02:00pm

5th Round:  02:00pm – 02:50pm

6th Round:  02:50pm – 03:40pm

7th Round:  03:40pm – 04:30pm

8th Round:  04:30pm – 05:20pm

9th Round:  05:20pm – 06:10pm

Closing ceremony: 6:45pm

Open terres rouges 2016


Welcome to the homepage of the Raiffeisen Rapid Chess Open 2016 which will take place on september 17 and 18 2016. 

All relevant information can be found in the menu above or via the direct link:


Register for the tournament.

Invitation and rules of the Rapid Chess Open

How to find the tournament venue / comment nous trouver


Results 2015





  • Open 2017

    Everything on the 2017 edition of our tournaments: