Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019

Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019

Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019

Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019

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Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019 is the 21st annual chess championship, organised by Dubai Chess and Culture Club, designed to promote young talents. Dubai Open Chess Tournament is also known as  Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum cup. It welcomes regional and international grand masters to compete in strategy-testing sessions.

Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019 Details:

Where is the venue of Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

Dubai Chess & Culture Club

Gate 8, Street No. 44

AL Wuhaida Road Community 134



United Arab Emirates

Location Map

What is the date and duration of Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

March 31 – April 11, 2019

Click here to view the Schedule

How to register for Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

Click here to Register

  • Registration is accepted only via online
  • Last day of registration & payment is March 5, 2019
  • Open to all FIDE-rated players with a Standard rating of 1500 and above as of February 1, 2019
  • All participating players and accompany persons should comply with the rules and regulations of the tournament
  • Organizing committee reserves the right to accept or deny a participant’s registration according to FIDE Rules and regulations

Number of Rounds & Time Control:

  1. Nine Rounds Swiss System
  2. Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move for the whole game
  3. Delay Time: 30-minute delay will apply

What are the entry & related fees for Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

  • GM / WGM – Free
  • IM with standard Elo above 2400 – Free
  • IM below 2400, WIM, FM, WFM – AED 200
  • Players with a standard Elo above 2000 – AED 400
  • All other players with a standard Elo below 2000 – AED 1000


  • Entry fee is inclusive of tournament participation only
  • Additional fee is required for arranging an entry visa requested via Dubai Chess Club
  • Online Rating are not considered
  • Entry fee and related payments have to be paid in full prior to the deadline 5th March 2019

You can pay either in cash at Dubai Chess & Culture club or through PayPal/Bank Transfer to the following address:

Name: Dubai Chess & Culture Club


Branch: Hamriya Souq

Swift Code: MEBLAEAD

Account Number: 3707385115901

IBAN: AE570340003707385115901

Bank Address: Hor Al Anz – Hamriya Shopping Centre, P.O Box 6564 Dubai, UAE

Note: Mention your FIDE Name & ID in your transfer and update the payment section in the online registration form. Correspondent bank charges will be borne by Remitter

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What are the visa charges for Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

  • Processing Visa Fee for all players (except invited) – AED 300
  • Processing Visa Fee of an accompany Person – AED 400

Additional charges for special requests:

  • Indian Citizens requiring “Okay to Board Confirmation” – AED 60
  • Uzbek Citizens requiring a “verification stamp” from the Embassy of The Republic Of Uzbekistan – AED 80


  • Players or accompany persons who require a visa are requested to upload and attach a clear scanned colored copy of their passports and scanned colored personal photo ( JPEG Format) in the online application form
  • For Indian citizens, last page of the passport is required for visa
  • For Syrian citizens, “Issue/Expiry page” of the passport is required for visa
  • For Bangladeshi citizens, “Information of the Bearer page of the passport is required for visa
  • Entry visas to the UAE issued for eligible participants will be valid for 30 days from the date of arrival
  • Minor accompany persons applying via Dubai Chess Club require a separate passport to process an entry visa
  • All Visa application fees are non-refundable

For Visa inquiries  Contact Mr. Moheb Serag (

Click here to check the Requirements of Visa

What are the prizes for Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

Total prize fund of the tournament is USD 50,000

  • 1st Place-  USD 13,000 + Trophy
  • 2nd Place –  USD 7,000
  • 3rd Place –  USD 5,000
  • 4th Place –  USD 3,500
  • 5th Place – USD 2,500
  • 6th Place – USD 2,200
  • 7th Place – USD 2,000
  • 8th Place – USD 1,700
  • 9th Place – USD 1,500
  • 10th Place – USD 1,300
  • 11th Place – USD 1,200
  • 12th Place – USD 1,100
  • 13th Place – USD 1,100
  • 14th Place – USD 900
  • 15th Place – USD 800

Click here to view Special Prizes


  • Special Prizes will be awarded based on Tie-Break and will not be shared
  • A player cannot be awarded more than one prize
  • Main Prizes will be awarded based on Tie-Break and will not be shared
  • Special Prizes will be awarded based on Tie-Break and will not be shared
  • Absent Winners Prizes will be cancelled
  • Prizewinners should follow the dress code of business casual / elegant casual

What are the accommodation conditions for Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2019?

  • Grandmasters with a standard Elo of 2600 and Women Grandmasters with a standard Elo of 2300 may apply for Free accommodation in the official Hotel by submitting the following Form
  • The organizer will accept a limited number of applicants
  • Applying for accommodation does not automatically make the player eligible to get a condition
  • The organizer will contact the player directly with an official form to be signed and returned as instructed through the email If a participant’s application was accepted
  • Expected Arrival on March 31st 2019 after 14:00( Early Arrivals Charges will be borne by the player)
  • Expected Departure on April 11th 2019 before 12:00 Noon( (Late Departure Charges to be borne by player)
  • Last day of accepting Accommodation Condition applicants is January 15, 2019

How to contact them for more information?

Contact No: +971 4 296 6664






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